bought a Ruger 77 Frontier 300 wsm today

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by shoez, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. shoez

    shoez New Member

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    Hello all,

    Well, I bought a used Ruger 77 frontier rifle today chambered in 300 wsm. I've posted here before about these guns and other short rifles, but I came back to this one anyway. I was really in the mood for something different and would make a good hog gun. Well this is definately different. I like the forward mounted scope as I am used to that set up from my Ithica slug gun. It will be my first dealings with a magnum rifle though. I'm not too worried about recoil as I am an Illinois resident and have cut my teeth on 12 gauge slug guns.( we have to used slugs for deer here is this great state.) I own a .30-06, 8mm mauser, 45-70, 223, and a couple of old .30 Remingtons though.

    A 16" barreled 300 wsm should be an interesting experience. I got a great deal on the gun. It was bought at Cabella's (my first gun from them) and had a Leupold FX II 2x20mm scope already on it. I checked and this scope sells for $349. I got the whole package for $600. They wanted $749 but took 150 off because they had it awhile. I saw another gun like it on Gun Broker for $622 and add a $349 scope for a new package , I'd say I did okay for $600. It is an extremely handy rifle. Now I have to save for brass and dies! What do you guys think?
     
  2. cobra22

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    Hi

    Im in Illinois too..Cook County... enough said. I bought a Remy 700 in 300WSM last week. I should have it at my FFL next Tuesday. It will be good to see how our rifles perform.
     

  3. M14sRock

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    It is REALLY hard to see. Must be because your pictures are so tiny. Sounds like an awesome deal, though.
     
  4. CA357

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  5. cpttango30

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    What the hell are you talking about? Pistol what pistol?
     
  6. NGIB

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    Jeez Tango, you don't actually expect him to read the threads he posts in do you?
     
  7. shoez

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    OK don't yell at me! I didn't have the gun last night to post pics because here in the Republik of Illinois, I had to wait 24 hours to pick it up, even though I was trading a rifle. So here it is. I sure wish the scope wasn't silver, but I can live with it. It's a real shame these rifles didn't catch on better. I'll give a range report when I get some ammo. And on top of the good deal I got, I got to use a $20 off coupon on the difference. So basically I traded a Savage 12 .223 thumbhole heavy barrel with NO scope and $142.

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2009
  8. M14sRock

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  9. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    They are nice looking rifles. I still get a little wiered out by the forward mounted scope but for a brush gun at short ranges it looks like the cats nuts.

    If that is used the owner didn't use it very much.
     
  10. shoez

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    your right it does look a little weird, but all you have to do is shoulder it up and it feels great. My shot gun for deer is set up this way too, so I am kind of used to it.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I bet that thing is a pleasure to pack all day in the field.