Tang safety RSI 308

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Yesterday, I was at a friends for a birthday party. My son handed me a list of firearms a friend of his was selling and asked if anything interested me. On the list was a tang safety M77 RSI chambered in .308 Win. :shock: My answer was yes! :D One hour later, I had this nice rifle in my hot little hands. The ONLY issue with it is that a previous owner installed a sling swivel stud in the forend. Still, a nice rifle. Also included a Burris 3x9 compact scope.

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Hi Very nice score I have a MK2 in 3006 I would rather have a tang saftey in 308 you got to love those RSI rugers

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I have a MKII RSI in 308. One of my favorite deer rifles. Mine shipped with a sling swivel post in the box though I don't think it has a white spacer. I'd have to dig it out to check. I didn't install it. I kind of looked at it as an either/or proposition. I rigged a latigo sling through the strap and leave it on so it's always ready to go. I have it scoped w/ a Weaver 4x but also have the irons zeroed and a NECG peep that is a lot of fun to use. I use one 150gr Core-lokt load and it holds zero swapping between the peep and scope. More accurate than it needs to be.
 

4Sixteen

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Ain't she purdy! I wish my 308 International had a tang safety. Congratulations! What a nice find!
 

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Dave,

Very nice. It appears that you have a knack for finding .308s.

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rugnelli":3pmrz6zq said:
Dave,

Very nice. It appears that you have a knack for finding .308s.

rugnelli

Jeff,

I HAD a pretty good shooter flatbolt 308 and some one it bought from me. :wink: This is a nice replacement.........for awhile. 8)

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This my RSI 308 bought this 25 years ago Killed 30+ Bucks with it. Got a Kahles 1.5x6 on it.
 

toddsmith8075

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silent sam,

You mention going back and forth between peep and scope and retaining zero... "How you do dat?" :D

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I traded my tang safety RSI in 308 up in Burlington WA years ago, (Kesselrings?) but it didn't have a redundant stud. The wood on mine wasn't as nice as yours either.
 

Silent Sam

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"You mention going back and forth between peep and scope and retaining zero... "How you do dat?"

Just be consistent torqueing the mount screws and don't touch the ring screws. I seat the dovetail with a loose screw and hold it seated while I tighten the mount screw. If the scope lays in the rings correctly there shouldn't be any side pressure on the tube when everything is cinched up and your zero shouldn't change much if at all.
 
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Eddies M77 said:
Dang-I'm going to have to start going to more Birthday parties! Looks sweet.

Wow! :shock: Kinda surprised this post popped back up....originally posted last January.....the RSI is gone ..........in hindsight, probably should of kept it. :(

Dave :wink:
 

toddsmith8075

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Great tip Silent Sam. I appreciate the feedback. I've heard of some high dollar 'return to zero' quick detach rings and thought that it'd be worth having them. One reason is that I REALLY like peep sights and perhaps more importantly, I like the way a rifle such as the RSI handles and carries when it has no scope attached. todd
 

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