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Old 02-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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duragokid the .244 aka 6mm rem was designed from the reminton commercial 257 roberts case. The 257 roberts wildcat round was made from 7x57 brass. The .244rem is very close to the 7x57 but not the tru parent cartidge. Also the 721/722 and the later fanceier 725 rifles are still around today and buy far the best rifles for some years out. The 700 of today is just a cost cutting version of the earlier 721,2 and 5 rifles. And with the "new 243 "was offered in 1955 in the model 88 along side the model 70. The 88 was another great rifle design that just did not make it. To bad. The best guns of those days was buy far the 721/722 and 725 remington of the days. After the 700 came out the quality drop a a bit.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:52 AM   #12
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The Germans necked the 7X57 down to a .257 years before Ned Roberts sold it as his idea. Ned made some changes E.I. Dupoint Labs made some minor changes. The 88 Winchester was a fine rifle. The problem was not enough people would buy it, so it was dropped. The old Remingtons were OK for folks who could not afford the "Riflemans Rifle". The Mdl. 70 was the Pace Setter for civilans and the Military. That all changed after 1963.
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+mmmmmm interesting. Hope nobody gets offended the Germans did it first. Like ethanol, remote control warheads, etc.
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I would still rather own a early remmy 720 series than a winny for the day or today if both are in like condition. Winny just made a another copy of a mauser. Oh the 88 is no longer made??? no sht. if you remember even winny had to screw with your so loved model 70. Not a single winny in my house, but then again no remmy 700 ether only the model 788 and other brands.
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You got a dandy in the M77. It looks like an earlier model with the tang safety. These rifles were built with Douglas barrels. Bill Ruger did not make his own barrels at the start and did not wish to get a bad reputation to start with. And this is a very strong action. My 6mm, 7mm mag and 300 win mag are all this early model and they all shoot half minute of angle or better at 100 yds with max or near max loads. I was so confident in this gun that I shot a deer thru the fork of a tree in the neck. Don't waste this gun on factory ammo. Load your own. And the Europeans began necking down the 7X57 (got one of these in Mod 98 Mauser with a 24 inch Douglas sporter on it) to .25 and .24 was a natural progression
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