1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

your info on Ruger 77 Compact in 243?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Cluster Bomb, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Cluster Bomb

    Cluster Bomb Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    after picking up the wifes marlin mod 70 22. I noticed a Ruger 77 Compact in 243.

    I picked it up on layaway for $500 with tax and it was nice and light even with a scope. wasnt to long that i felt like was a quick draw. I have been looking for a deer rifle that was lite and nimble, but not a youth. Youth didnt fit me right. im 6 foot 2 in and the Ruger felt good.

    I do relize i will loose velocity with the shorter barrel. but my mag range to shoot a deer is realy 150 to 200 yrds. and i didnt need anything over kill like a 30 06.

    any ways my question. Has anyone had experiance with this rifle? i did a search on thr and google most from thr are in archive and seem neutral.

    also any thoughts on bullet and grain i should use for my range?
  2. kanook

    kanook Participating Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    I've got a .308, .260, and a 6.8spc compact that all shoot great. Sorry no .243

    What I have found with all 3 rifles is as the barrel heats up, the POI will change. So when you go to sight it in, shoot for 3 shot groups and let cool for 5 min. I wouldn't sell or trade any of them.
  3. SLH

    SLH New Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    I have one in .243 Stainless Laminated Stock. I don't shoot much off a bench but have killed a few coyotes and a Whitetail with it. Plenty accurate for hunting and very nice to carry. I really like mine, fits me pretty well and my kids can shoot it also.
  4. critter

    critter Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    southeast AR
    I have the .308 version and love the little thing. Quite a shooter too.

Share This Page