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Beholdaredhorse
March 27, 2011, 10:07 PM
I just bought a Ruger M77 chambered in .243 win. It has a 20 inch factory heavy target barrel, has "made in the 200th year of american liberty" stamped on the barrel. I gave 500 for it, rip off or good deal? Any ideas what it is worth?

FrankenMauser
March 28, 2011, 12:10 AM
Check the serial number in Ruger's serial number history (http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RI-M77.html). Make sure the serial number coincides with a bicentennial barrel (otherwise, it's just a bicentennial barrel on a newer/older action).

In my opinion, you overpaid, unless you got a good scope (or other accessories) in the deal.

jmr40
March 28, 2011, 06:46 AM
$450-$500 is the going rate for a standard used Ruger in good shape around here. For a target barreled version I don't think you did bad if it is in good shape

Lloyd Smale
March 28, 2011, 06:49 AM
rugers heavy barrels were all 26 inch. I would have to guess that your barrel was cut off.