Got one of the old Tang safety models...
Red rubber buttplate, semi-butterknife bolthandle, externally adjustable trigger with a letoff about 2lbs. With a Redfield 6X scope it will kill California Groundsquirrels with headshots if I feed it reloads. It's a .243 and can do execution on the little rascals as far out as 200 yds.
The "Modern" M77's don't even look or feel like the same rifle
"It is evident that scepticism, while it makes no actual change in a man, always makes him feel better.".....H.L.Mencken