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Old July 11, 2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Ruger M77 short or long action

I was looking for another stock for my ruger M77 and the ads referred to short action and long action model 77's, new and old style.

How do I tell what stock to get?

It's just marked M77 and is .308.
Barrel looks straight, not tapered, and the safety is on the tang.
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Old July 11, 2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Short action = 308 family of cartridges
Long action = 30'06 family of cartidges

Little over simplified, but a good place to start.

I've been shooting a heavy barreled 280 (long action) tang safety M77 for about a decade.
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Old July 11, 2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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That would be an "old style" short action.
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Old July 11, 2007, 03:57 PM   #4
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Great! now I know what to look for.
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Old July 11, 2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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Didn't they just change from M77 MKII to the M77 Hawkeye? That may be old and new style. I have a new Hawkeye in 7mm mag.
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Old July 11, 2007, 04:23 PM   #6
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The Ruger 77 with a tang safety is the "old style". Ruger now offers a Ruger 77 Mk II and the Ruger 77 Hawkeye, both based on the same action type, but the Hawkeye has a slimmer, slightly more contoured stock.
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Old July 11, 2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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I once had the 77 with a tang safety. .338 WM. Blued. Real good gun. Kind of wish I'd kept it (even though it kicked like a mule.)
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