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Old 08-06-2014, 12:40 AM   #621
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many years ago, my father and i were discussing different cartridges and one he suggested i check out was the 280 Remington, since i like cartridges based off the 30-06. well after about ten or eleven years of searching for one at reasonable price i found one at the LGS i shop at fairly often. an older Ruger M77V, (circa 1978) with a 24" heavy barrel.

as i was after a bolt action in that cartridge, i really didn't care whether it was a Ruger, a Remington or a Winchester. just that it was a bolt action in 280 Rem. i'll have to say it's probably one of my favorite rifles in my collection.
About 15 years ago, i was gonna order a stainless heavy barrel, laminate stock m77 in 22-250. Then the head gaskets went out in my car. Paid off the repair, went to the LGS to order it again, and the owner went out of business when his wife got a DUI. I never did get my 77.
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About 15 years ago, i was gonna order a stainless heavy barrel, laminate stock m77 in 22-250. Then the head gaskets went out in my car. Paid off the repair, went to the LGS to order it again, and the owner went out of business when his wife got a DUI. I never did get my 77.
now that sucks. big time.

i have had very good luck with the older Ruger M77's over the years. i have never even owned a Mk II M77. and most of the older ones have high asking prices at the gun shows and gun auctions. i don't know if they are actually getting their asking price or not. the last older Ruger M77 in a heavy barrel that i saw at the gun show, in 220 Swift had an asking price of over $900 for just the rifle and nothing else. no scope and didn't even have the factory Ruger rings either.
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Iirc, it would have cost around $550 at the time. Looking back, I would now prefer a 223 or 25-06 instead of the barrel burning 22-250. Maybe someday.

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Iirc, it would have cost around $550 at the time. Looking back, I would now prefer a 223 or 25-06 instead of the barrel burning 22-250. Maybe someday.
Do what I did. start collecting beer and soda cans along the road. Sat. and Sunday mornings are the best time. start about 3 miles out and work your way towards town.(great excerise) Dumpster diving is to tacky.
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I had an old Ruger 77 chambered in 220 Swift and yes I did burn out the barrel at 4,100 fps but I enjoyed it while it lasted.

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Do what I did. start collecting beer and soda cans along the road. Sat. and Sunday mornings are the best time. start about 3 miles out and work your way towards town.(great excerise) Dumpster diving is to tacky.
Sheesh, I've emptied enough cans myself since then to buy several m77s :beer:
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Sheesh, I've emptied enough cans myself since then to buy several m77s :beer:
i have emptied enough in the past to pay for a few custom made rifles!
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I have a ton of Mosins, and several bolt .22s, but only one high-power commercial rifle; a scoped .30 '06 built on a large ring Mauser action by Voere in Austria in the early 60s. It is a sweet shooter and a good looker, with an adjustable trigger that I have set on "touch me gently."
You will have to use your imagination as it is sitting deep back in the safe and only comes out to play during hunting season.

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I have a ton of Mosins, and several bolt .22s, but only one high-power commercial rifle; a scoped .30 '06 built on a large ring Mauser action by Voere in Austria in the early 60s. It is a sweet shooter and a good looker, with an adjustable trigger that I have set on "touch me gently."
You will have to use your imagination as it is sitting deep back in the safe and only comes out to play during hunting season.
So Chain,How many Mosins does it take to make a ton?
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So Chain,How many Mosins does it take to make a ton?
not many. the Mosin ain't a lightweight!
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