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Old November 4, 2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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UPDATE: 5" groups with Ruger M77

Well, after much advice, I took the gun to Buds Gun Shop and had the trigger lightened to 4 pounds. Since it is mainly used for hunting I wanted a weight that would be comfortable with gloves in the extreme cold.

I just got it back from the smithy and took it out to the farm tonight. It was like a dream, a totally different rifle. The break in the trigger is very smooth and I was able to get a 1.5" group at 100 yards and a 2.5" group at 200 yards!!! I was totally floored at the difference.

Besides the trigger job, I also used many suggestions I received on here like, taking my time and letting the rifle rest, etc... Needless to say I am thoroughly pleased and Deer Rifle season opens this coming Saturday... I've already taken a doe during muzzleloader season and buck fever has definetly set in.

Thanks for everyones advice and now I thoroughly enjoy my Ruger (I never thought I would be saying that)
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Old November 4, 2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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I was able to get a 1.5" group at 100 yards
Start handloading and take some time to work up a good load for that rifle, and you should be able to cut that by at least 1/2".

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Old November 6, 2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, here is the original thread.

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=265126
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Old November 6, 2007, 12:23 PM   #4
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Good to hear everything worked out, I didn't think that your Ruger was a bad rifle.

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Old November 6, 2007, 01:38 PM   #5
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Good to hear it! I also have a M77 in 25-06, and havent shot it yet. I have been reading extensivly about the guns and others preformance. I have high hopes after some tuning and re-loading. One thing every one agrees on, the gun is a tank.
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Old November 6, 2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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This is very good news, indeed - now go kill some critters and report back!
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