Nothing wrong with the Model 77. I saw your previous post, but mine is a '70s vintage chambered in 338, so I didn't respond. On a good day (no flinching
) with handloads, mine is capable of producing three shot groups in .800" to .900" vicinity. Like I say though, it's not a lot of fun benchresting it.
As others have said, I do prefer the older tang mounted safety over the newer wing style.