Firearms Talk banner

1 - 20 of 34 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,738 Posts
Discussion Starter #1

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,880 Posts
Does anyone know if part of the receiver is plastic like the R770 or is it metal?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,880 Posts
Metal. I have it in 30-06 can hit ten inch steel at 1000
So no plastic around the bolt? Yay.:p

May have to look at one, how would you say it stacks up to a R700?

Can the bolt be cycled quickly? Is it smooth?

Cock on open or on close?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,242 Posts
Its a very smooth rifle i wouldnt say its better than a 700 but i have my 700 in .308 so i cant really compare. Put some good glass on it and youll love it. They also send you a free shell holder/cheek riser. But make sure you break it in properly to seat that nut. Idk i like it..but its my first 30/06 if you dont count my garand that i never shoot :/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,880 Posts
One last question that I probably already know the answer to.

Does it come in a cardboard box or a hardcase?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
20,098 Posts
havent seen one in person. but ive never had a high opinion of ruger centerfire bolt guns.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,738 Posts
Discussion Starter #11

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
20,098 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
88 Posts
I have a Model 77 Stainless Steel, Composite Stock, 3x9 Leopold in 30.06. It is equal to or better than the 6 Winchester and Remington bolt actions / semi's I've owned. Sweet action. Indestructible. Very accurate for me out to 500 yards.
 

·
Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup
Joined
·
7,498 Posts
havent seen one in person. but ive never had a high opinion of ruger centerfire bolt guns.
I got to see one at Sportsman's Warehouse. Did not touch, bad mistake - I would have purchased it, if I touched it. The next day, it was sold!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
JonM said:
havent seen one in person. but ive never had a high opinion of ruger centerfire bolt guns.
Ever shot an m77 mark II. Probably not because honestly that is the best bolt gun I have ever fired. I don't own one because nobody gets rid of them so I can't buy one used. I'm too poor for a new one and I don't trust buying online anyways.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
20,098 Posts
Ever shot an m77 mark II. Probably not because honestly that is the best bolt gun I have ever fired. I don't own one because nobody gets rid of them so I can't buy one used. I'm too poor for a new one and I don't trust buying online anyways.
Yes. Less than impressed. But i can say that about a lot of current production bolt guns winchester and remington included.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,006 Posts
http://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifle/models.html

there was a write up about it in shooting times.

what do you all think? IMHO im ready to buy. just need to choose a caliber
It looks good. The classic 1903 Springfield design.

The price is good too. About half of what a Remington would cost.

And it is ready to be drilled and tapped in the usual way.

These are the most popular calibres too -- 243, 308, 270, and 30-06 in order of increasing power.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
675 Posts
I handled one a few days ago and it was all I could do not to puke all over the counter. Sorry but.....Fisher Price called and wanted their plastic back. Save your cash and buy something that has at least a couple ounces of steel in it.
 
1 - 20 of 34 Posts
Top