Love it or List it...M77

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  1. Jonny2guns

    Jonny2guns Member

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    So I have this Ruger M77 in 300WM that I picked up used, ok price. Selling point was 30cal projectile. Someday would love to do an elk hunt.... But, maybe should have gone for a Remington 700, or Winchester, mostly due to after market parts.
    Any thoughts? It's been sitting in the safe for 9 mo. I don't even have a place to shoot it. IMG_20210922_192708889~2.jpg
     
  2. ECVMatt

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    I love the M77MKII. I have had great success with them and used them hard. Having said that if you don't have a place to shoot it and nothing to hunt with it I would sell it and get something you can use.
     
  3. WrongHanded
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    Iron sights with quick detach scope rings, on a weather resistant platform, in a common and powerful cartridge, built on a solid action. That's someone's new wilderness rifle right there!
     
  4. Olympus

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    That would be a List It rifle for me.
     
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  5. troy fairweather

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    Keep there going up in value every year, just the stock could be worth more then you paid soon. I'm not a 300wm fan tho.
     
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  6. R.W.Dale

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    Skeleton stock Ruger's are drawing bank right now. Plus it's a heavy kicking magnum



    It's worth too much to others for a keeper for me.
     
  7. jmr40

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    Those stocks have a cult like following. You either love 'em or hate 'em. I'm in the hate 'em camp. They kick like a mule, especially in magnum cartridges. Those also had a reputation for terrible triggers out of the box. A smith who knows what he is doing can make them acceptable. With the stock and iron sights it should sell at a premium. IF you can find just the right person who wants it.

    I'd price it high and wait. It may take a while till you can find just the right person, but I'd make a profit on it and move on.
     
  8. Riomouse911

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    Love the metal, but like jmr40 not a huge fan of the stocks. That being said, they are pretty cool…so I’m sure you’ll find a happy buyer. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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  9. ColtPythonElite

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    List it
     
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  10. Old Dog

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    Ruger M77 was the first bolt-action rifle I took a whitetail with. Then I discovered Model 70s and even the Savage 110. Never looked back. Also, 300 Win Mag ... sorry, there's just more fun, and equally effective, cartridges out there for shootin' ... At this point in my life, I just want prettier rifles with better actions and triggers that don't punish me at the range.
     
  11. Seedy Character

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    I HAD a 77 MkII 7mmRemMag for 35 years.
    Bought it used. Shot it a lot. Hinted hard. Took a lot deer. Moved from Texas to Oklahoma.
    Hunt with a .30-30, didn't shoot the Mag for 10 years. A good buddy was retiring and moving to Utah; wanted an elk rifle. I hated to sell it, but I did. I have had seller's remorse, a time or two, but I still don't need it.

    Give got a M70 .30-06 and a 700 .260Rem, that use a lot less powder.

    I would have to vote; LIST IT at a premium and see what the market will bear.
     
  12. Varminterror

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    How much you want out of it?
     
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  13. Steve S.

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    If I sell a firearm for more than I paid for it because that is what the market says it is worth now and it will cost me the same amount of money to go buy the same rifle back in the same market, it that a profit, equity or appreciation?
     
  14. Jonny2guns

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    Enough to fund my next project. Not sure what my next project is yet.
     
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  15. Dibbs

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    The M77MKII is my go to hunting rifle. IMO, there's no downside to either keeping or selling it. If you can't find a queen in your safe you'd
    rather part with, list it. I'm sure it will make someone else very happy.

    Fun fact: The bolt action Patrick Swayze used in the original Red Dawn was a Ruger M77 with wood stock.
     
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  16. Seedy Character

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    Yes

    Selling one you don't need, want or use for enough to fund what you do want, need or will use; I call a WIN.
     
  17. Jimfern

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    I had an M77 in 7mm Mag and sold it in the last year. It was a great rifle but I didn't need a Mag for my purposes. I got a 44-40 from Jimster with the funds.
     
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  18. someguy2800

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    Boat paddle stock rugers are quite valuable at the moment. It seams you are not excited about it so I would sell it on gunbroker and get something that makes you feel fuzzy.
     
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  19. mgmorden

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    I you don't like it then I'd say get rid of it, though honestly I don't see a Rem 700 or Winchester 70 as better guns. Aftermarket support for a bolt action rifle, at least to me, wouldn't be a big factor. There's not a lot to want to change on most bolt actions.

    Still, if there's a nagging inside that you want something different then you likely won't be happy with it.
     
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  20. edwardware

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    Hard to rebarrel, limited upgrade/aftermarket parts, fugly stock that someone thinks is valuable. . . list it.

    At this point in my career, rifles are not only rifles, but also actions for future barrel upgrades. If it was a R700 pattern, an M70, or a Ruger American, I'd keep it.

    I'm keeping my M77 because it's not that valuable, but is an excellent <200y hunting rifle in .270W. . . the sort of rifle you'd happily hand to a relative newb who needed to borrow a deer rifle and might smudge the bluing on the way.
     
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  21. .45Coltguy

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    List it. Who makes that rifle cradle? I like that.
     
  22. Olympus

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    Looks like a Tipton to me.
     
  23. Cowhide Cliff

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    If it were mine it would go down the road. I love the older tang safety M77 rifles but that is one of the newer ones plus personally have no use for a 300WM in that light of a barrel or configuration.
     
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  24. Olympus

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    That's what I refer to as a "killer on both ends".
     
  25. Varminterror

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    The value of an alternative desire for a different product doesn’t really influence the market value of a given asset. The rifle has a value based on the rifle it is - what’s that number to you?

    I can say I want to sell my Ruger M77 MkII .30-06 for the $7500 I need to fund my next ELR rifle, but I don’t think someone wanting a $500 Ruger M77 MkII in .30-06 will put an extra $7000 value on my hopes and dreams.
     
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