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aandabooks 10-26-2013 06:23 PM

Ruger 77 .260 Rem
 
What is everyone's opinion on this rifle? Have the chance to buy one private sale with some reloading supplies but no scope. It would be a bench gun. Something to fit between my .223s and .30-06.

Apex-Predator 10-26-2013 07:19 PM

Ruger 77 is a fine rifle, a 260 or any mid range 6.5mm is a fine in between and perfect deer rifle (as is a 25-06)

Hairtrigger 10-27-2013 12:49 AM

If you end up buying it I have a set of Redding dies, brass, and a couple hundred bullets for sale

Txhillbilly 10-27-2013 01:13 AM

The 260 Remington is a great caliber,and very flat shooting. It's very easy to load for,and there are many powders that work with it.
I make all my 260 brass from 243 Winchester brass for mine.

aandabooks 10-27-2013 01:24 AM

.243 would be easier to come by. What is the process for that like? I like the ballistics on the .260 round. Since I'm in Illinois I won't hunt deer with it but maybe coyote.

What is the quality of the trigger on the Ruger rifles? How does it compare to the Savage accutrigger?

Gatoragn 10-27-2013 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by aandabooks (Post 1414594)
.243 would be easier to come by. What is the process for that like? I like the ballistics on the .260 round. Since I'm in Illinois I won't hunt deer with it but maybe coyote.

What is the quality of the trigger on the Ruger rifles? How does it compare to the Savage accutrigger?

Is it a M77 Mark II? Is the safety on the bolt, if yes it is a Mark II. The Mark II's have a decent trigger that can be adjusted.

The older M77's have a very lawyer friendly safety, but a good 'smith can make some improvements. The older M77s have a tang safety on top of the stock.

Txhillbilly 10-27-2013 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by aandabooks (Post 1414594)
.243 would be easier to come by. What is the process for that like? I like the ballistics on the .260 round. Since I'm in Illinois I won't hunt deer with it but maybe coyote.

Resizing 243 brass is simple,just lube the neck good and run it through a 260 resizing die. I use a match grade bushing die for my brass,but a standard die will work fine also.

Axxe55 10-27-2013 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 1414618)
Is it a M77 Mark II? Is the safety on the bolt, if yes it is a Mark II. The Mark II's have a decent trigger that can be adjusted.

The older M77's have a very lawyer friendly safety, but a good 'smith can make some improvements. The older M77s have a tang safety on top of the stock.

the older ones with the tang safety can be adjusted pretty easily. as easy as a Remington M700. i have mine adjusted dow to a hair over two pounds safely. that is the limit for it to be safe.

jigs-n-fixture 10-27-2013 04:25 AM

There are two eras of the early M77 Ruger. The early ones were good stock triggers, and readily adjustable. Somewhere in the Seventies, they made them harder to adjust, and not quite as we'll fitted, so the had a little more creep, and weren't as smooth.

Timney makes a trigger for both the original 77 with the tang safety, and the MkII. The Timney is a great add on to most rifles.

Axxe55 10-27-2013 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jigs-n-fixture (Post 1414765)
There are two eras of the early M77 Ruger. The early ones were good stock triggers, and readily adjustable. Somewhere in the Seventies, they made them harder to adjust, and not quite as we'll fitted, so the had a little more creep, and weren't as smooth.

Timney makes a trigger for both the original 77 with the tang safety, and the MkII. The Timney is a great add on to most rifles.

wrong. the M77 had a tang safety from when it was designed in 1968 until they changed to the Mk II in 1991. the only change they made during the that period was to make their proprietary integral scope bases.

here, you can read up on them if you like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_M77


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