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Feeler: Ruger HM77R Hawkeye Predator

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by JuddJc, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. JuddJc

    JuddJc Seattle Member

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    Thinking of buying a Ruger HM77R Hawkeye Predator .223 Comes with scope rings,original box papers etc. Also has a Boyd's Stock installed.

    Original owner says about 100 rounds through it.

    What do you think is a fair price?

    Also any one experienced with this gun, pro's/con's ?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Darkker

    Darkker Mesa, Wa Active Member

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    The "Boyds" stock is factory, unless he changed it to a different one.
    The laminate(provided it IS the factory one) MAY OR MAY NOT actually come from Boyds.
    Rutland Plywood Corp. is who builds 99.99999% of ALL laminates in the US. They then get cut-out, or finished by someone; Boyds being the largest finisher/builder on those blanks.

    The predators on my side of the state are about $700 new. However they ACTUALLY sell for the same as a standard hawkeye. The stock is a tad fuggly for most folks. So I say about

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    PERSONALLY The factory 2-stage trigger(same one as on the target model) is very nice. But not worth the $100 clams. Otherwise it is a regular hawkeye, with a SLIGHTLY fatter barrel, and a goofy green lam stock.
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  3. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Check out a Tikka at a gunshop and compare how smooth the bolt and trigger are compared to the ruger and the Tikkas guarantee sub moa out of the box. I'm not saying the ruger is a bad gun but there are better guns in that price range Tikka being one of them. I think fit and finish is better on the Tikka as well. I love ruger's revolvers but their rifles leave something to be desired :twocents: