Hummmmm.........I have an old M77R in 300WM that has serviced me well for 40 years. A LOT of game has been harvested with it. Still very accurate (cloverleaf at 100yds). Bluing is still great. Stock is still beautiful. I was lucky, I had a choice of 3 in stock and purchased the pretty one. Nice wood grain, nice finish, stock fit the metal without large gaps. I had it for 2 years before I noticed that the barrel was a bit longer than other Rugers in the camps. The barrel is 26" and not 24". Yes, I checked the measurement several times and measured from muzzle to bolt face with bolt closed and locked. Your guess is as good as mine as to how it ended up with a 26" barrel. The bolt is smooth and solid. Less slop when opened than on a Remington. Magazine follower is stamped steel, but heavily built and fits the magazine well closely so there isn't much slop there either. I've heard a lot of complaints about Rugers rifles on the internet, but I have yet to run across one that was bad.
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