New rifle!!!

New rifle!!!

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    Cool New rifle!!!

    Well, after 3 years sans rifle, I finally managed to get back into the long gun game. Here she is in all her glory...

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    Ruger M77 MkII .30-06 with Leupold glass, bipod, reloading dies, and 100 rounds of misc. factory ammo- $450

    Having a good rifle at your side- priceless
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    Very, very nice.
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    Indeed, very nice!
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    Good choice! If I had a single rifle for North America it would probably be very similar to that one.

    .30-06 is an extremely versatile cartridge that can be loaded in a myriad of way for just about every application.

    Bill Ruger knew what he was doing copying the Mauser. I consider the M77 sort of the archetype American sporting rifle....I have several.
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    Very nice looking gun and a very versatile round that it is chambered in. Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?
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    Nice. Congrats and enjoy.
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    sigh. beautiful. had a m77 in .243 win.
    stainless, black stock. god I wish I hadn't sold that gun.

    nice.
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    The M77 is solid, the .30-06 universal, and that stock is beautiful. Nice grab.
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    The old venerable .30-06 is hard to beat. IMHO: The Ruger 77 is the most underrated rifle out there.

    Great find, Congrats !! That combo should serve you well..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock2201 View Post
    Very nice looking gun and a very versatile round that it is chambered in. Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?
    Yes, I have. It's not bad as is, but I am going to build it up as a long range gun. It will receive a thumbhole stock, a longer and heavier barrel, and a slightly larger scope with more adjustment. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Right now it shoots around 1 moa, and has an excellent trigger. I haven't gauged the trigger, but it breaks clean with very little take-up. I'd estimate it around 2 lbs... Almost too light. The current barrel is 22", and I'm going up to a 28" tube to take advantage of the case capacity and slow burning powders. Ought to be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskeetshooter View Post
    The old venerable .30-06 is hard to beat. IMHO: The Ruger 77 is the most underrated rifle out there.

    Great find, Congrats !! That combo should serve you well..
    I agree. The '06 is my favorite rifle cartridge bar none. You can handload it for everything from mouse to moose. Also, that M77 action is STOUT.
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    OOOO WEEE. That's purdy.
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    Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Recon1342 View Post
    Yes, I have. It's not bad as is, but I am going to build it up as a long range gun. It will receive a thumbhole stock, a longer and heavier barrel, and a slightly larger scope with more adjustment. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Right now it shoots around 1 moa, and has an excellent trigger. I haven't gauged the trigger, but it breaks clean with very little take-up. I'd estimate it around 2 lbs... Almost too light. The current barrel is 22", and I'm going up to a 28" tube to take advantage of the case capacity and slow burning powders. Ought to be fun!
    It always costs more to "build up" a gun that to just buy one made for a specific purpose. Why not keep it around as a shooter until you have enough saved up. Then sell it and roll it all into what you want? That rifle plus the scope could easily get you $650 sold separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    It always costs more to "build up" a gun that to just buy one made for a specific purpose. Why not keep it around as a shooter until you have enough saved up. Then sell it and roll it all into what you want? That rifle plus the scope could easily get you $650 sold separately.
    I've got a couple of reasons. I'm 6'6" tall, so if I want a rifle that fits, it's a custom job anyways. Those are around $2k, without glass. Total estimated cost for this one including the cost of the gun with all of my mods will end up very close to $2k, so if I am careful, I'll wind up saving money. The other reason is that almost no one does long range with an '06 anymore. I like out shooting folks with "old" technology. The .30-06 has become passé in recent years as shooters are distracted by bright shiny new rounds. In reality, it is still around because it is so good. Thanks for the input though.
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