Ruger M77 rifle Accuracy


June 16, 2009, 08:02 PM
I own several Ruger revolvers and love them. I have a chance at a even swap for a Ruger M77 RBZ Stainless in 300 Win mag for my Ruger redhawk 44 mag.It has the brown laminated stock and is either 22 or 24 inch barrell.Is this a good trade?Are the Ruger M77 300 mag typically a accurate gun? This is a internet deal so all you have to go on are pics?
Thanks for any help

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June 16, 2009, 08:24 PM
In my experience Rugers are usually plenty accurate enough for a hunting rifle. I currently have 2, a 308 that will usually group around 1"-1 1/4" with Federal fusions or my hand loads. My 280 is almost always under 1" and has shot some dime sized groups with ammo it likes. Both seem ammo sensitive and will shoot poorly with some factory loads.

Not sure what a Redhawk is worth today but overall I like the Rugers. For my personal use the laminated stock would be too heavy. Ruger puts a very heavy 24" barrel on the 300 mags and combined with the laminated stock it probably weighs 8-8 1/2 lbs unscoped. I used to have a 300 win mag in a Ruger synthetic stock that was nearly 8 lbs.

June 17, 2009, 07:46 AM
In the context of a sporter weight 300win mag I seriously doubt you'll find the Ruger's accuracy lacking.

All the M77's I've owned have been outstanding shooters, including my Current 30-06 all weather wit the "boat paddle" stock

June 17, 2009, 09:12 AM
my early M77 in .270 is a nice rifle, not what I would call a tack driver but certainly more than adequate as a hunting rifle. don't know values tho...

June 17, 2009, 09:13 AM
the one time my M77 shot like crap was when the scope broke. :D

June 17, 2009, 03:31 PM
I have a boat paddle m77mkII 300 wm and a old M77 wood stock (tang safety) and both shoot very good with loads they like, old M77 likes remy 180 core locks newer all weather loves fedral 180 NP's

June 24, 2009, 08:01 PM
All four of mine are plenty accurate-at least as good as any Remington Model 700 or Winchester Model 70 that I've owned and/or shot.

June 24, 2009, 08:40 PM
i would pass on this deal because of the weight - heavy for a hunting rifle, but if you do it, you aren't likely to find any inherent accuracy or design problems...

if you don't want the rifle for hunting, then get a true heavy barrel rifle.

unless the rifle has been tampered w/, it will have a 24" barrel.

June 24, 2009, 09:15 PM
My dads 220 Swift will put one bullet after another in the same hole with good hand loads. I told him he was full of it until he showed me one day. I stood corrected. LOL

June 24, 2009, 09:19 PM
Is this a good trade?Really, the acid test is whether you personally value a 77 (of unknown performance) more than you do your tried (and presumably true) Redhawk. It depends more upon your current needs / wants than any Blue Book figures.

June 24, 2009, 09:45 PM
Had a Ruger 77/22 and a 77 Mk (I forget) in 7.62X39. Both have been sold off. My Arsenal AK and a cheap Russian TOZ 3 were more accuate the Rugers. Had 3 other Rugers (a pistol, a revolver and a 10/22). Never missed any of them. Know some shooter's that have nothing but love for their Rugers. Guess it's just a personal thing.

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