The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: General

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 8, 2012, 06:06 PM   #1
cw308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 2, 2010
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 438
RUGER M77 Mark ll Target

Looking at the rifle listed in 223 for target shooting only. What do you think about this rifle, Good & Bad. Thanks Chris
cw308 is offline  
Old November 8, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2
MOshooter65202
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2011
Posts: 470
M77 MarkII Target

I've heard mix reviews,they either shoot real well or mediocre accuracy?


I purchased a new Target model 22-250 years ago for my Dad,he never could achieve the accuracy he was looking for with that rifle? He traded it off for a HB Rem 700 in a 22-250 and has been happy with his choice and groups ever since.
MOshooter65202 is offline  
Old November 8, 2012, 07:28 PM   #3
603Country
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2011
Location: Thornton, Texas
Posts: 2,248
A couple of magazine reviews said nice things about the rifle. I'd expect it to be an excellent shooter.
603Country is offline  
Old November 8, 2012, 07:53 PM   #4
smee78
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 14, 2008
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 983
I just put one of these on lay-a-way. I found it at a local pawn shop and got it for $460. The rifle will have either a 1&12(older) or 1&9(newer) twist rate, I believe the older ones (brown stocks) have the 1&12. I bought mine to do some light plinking with the wife & kids, I am looking to run some 40-55 grain loads in mine. From what I have found the major reason people were having accuracy issues seems to be running heavy bullets in a 1&12 barrel. How much can you get the one your interested in for?
__________________
We know exactly where one cow with Mad-cow-disease is located, among the millions and millions of cows in America, but we haven't got a clue where thousands of illegal immigrants and terrorists are
smee78 is offline  
Old November 8, 2012, 11:56 PM   #5
warbirdlover
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 13, 2009
Location: central Wisconsin
Posts: 2,324
The newer Rugers all seem to be shooters. Good choice.
warbirdlover is offline  
Old November 9, 2012, 02:20 AM   #6
chipchip
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 21, 2005
Posts: 244
The new ones have 1:9 twist. I plan on buying one this spring. I had a one with a 1:12 twist a few years ago and it shot 1/2 to 3/8 in groups with Hornady and Black Hills ammo. I regret selling it. I thinks they are a very nice gun and you could not not talk me into anything else and I work at a gun store.
chipchip is offline  
Old November 9, 2012, 09:35 AM   #7
cw308
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 2, 2010
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 438
Thanks, Trying to get past this hurricane & nor-easter.Just got power, LI NY is changed . Homes distroyed, No gas & now looting. Looters & garbage pick up tuesday & thursday in my neighborhood. Taking with you all makes it easer. Thanks again,be safe Chris
cw308 is offline  
Old November 9, 2012, 06:21 PM   #8
Lucky Lady
Junior Member
 
Join Date: December 10, 2011
Posts: 12
I have a ruger m77 mk2 compact with tango saftey in 243 for sale. $600.
Lucky Lady is offline  
Old November 9, 2012, 08:13 PM   #9
coyota1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 6, 2008
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 661
One of my shooting friends has one, one of the "older" ones I guess. 1 in 12 twist. It came factory free floated, however we put a rubber shim between the barrel and the stock about 2 inches from the forend. With just free floating, the groups would string. With the pressure point it shoots clover leaf groups. Very smooth strong action. If you are in the market for a 223 varmint rifle, I wouldn't think twice about buying it.
coyota1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08422 seconds with 9 queries