Ruger 77MkII Frontier, 7mm08 style


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rbernie
December 27, 2007, 12:27 AM
I happened to have a spare Leupold FXII scout scope sitting on a shelf, and I finally decided that I had to get a rifle to hold it:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=69813&d=1198729060

The 7mm08 chambering matches up well for the kind of hunting that I do - stalking thru ravines and No'Texas scrub lookin' for deer and hog. I'll probably use light 120gr loads for deer and carry a few stouter 160gr-175gr loads for the larger hogs.

The trigger is fairly heavy - maybe 4-5lbs - but at least its relatively crisp. It's certainly not unacceptable for a rifle that's going to get used in the brush.

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ccd
December 27, 2007, 02:33 AM
Looks good, I have one in 308. I am still not sold on the forward mounted scope, I have had mine for just under 2 years and am probably going to switch to a normal 1-4x variable. I also wish there was a decent aftermarket synthetic stock for it. But it should work well for busting hogs, and it is a very good truck gun.

rbernie
December 27, 2007, 10:46 AM
This is my third rifle in the safe with a forward-mounted scope. I find them to work well for me.

I wanted a 308, truth be told, because I have a fair investment in that chambering in other rifles and ammo stocks. But considering that I got this rifle for less than five bills out-the-door, I could easily rationalize the goodness of 7mm08. :)

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