.6" at 100m in strong winds, I shot one group, sighted in and went home it was too bloody cold
August 14, 2007, 11:51 PM
I'll trade you some of that cold for some our heat. :p
Got the air conditioner running full bore to keep my apartment cool.
August 15, 2007, 12:19 AM
Sure, but you'll have to come to New Zealand to collect;)
August 15, 2007, 12:43 AM
Wow! You're in for a tough job. The Ruger 77 has the goofy angled front action screw and a glass-filled nylon stock. Some people have had success bedding wood stocked Rugers. The issue at hand is that nylon stocks don't take bedding well - nylon is slippery stuff. (That's why nylon is used for bearings and gears in light duty applications).
The best you can do is drill dozens of small holes in the bedding surface to give the epoxy something to lock onto. Drill at many different angles. The idea is to allow the epoxy to form a mechanical lock with the nylon surface. Good luck.
August 15, 2007, 12:48 AM
The question was really 'Does it need it, for hunting purposes?' My results today seem to indicate that the factory bedding will suffice, for now. :)
Eventually, I will upgrade the stock to a Bell and Carlson
Thin Black Line
August 15, 2007, 08:14 AM
I glass-bedded a ruger 77V (original factory target barrel) in a mcmillan stock
and was able to easily do groups under 1 moa and even got hole in hole with
it before I sold it to a friend.
August 23, 2008, 11:57 PM
Im also in New Zealand, i have a 243 that have had for a couple of years and its accuracy is nothing special either, i have floated mine but not alot of difference at all, what have you done to yours since you posted on forum?
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