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Ruger M77 30-06

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Mutoman, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I have this old Ruger M77 in the 30-06 caliber. I have never been comfortable shooting it, it just seems awkward to me. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this rifle and what I could do to make it more user-friendly?n I've thought about a new stock, I really like the wood stock though.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You could try checking with Jaybo, I think his Ruger aught-six is an M77 and I know he's been putting some work into it. From what I recall he's been happy with it so far but it's still a work-in-progress. :thumbup:
     
  3. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    How is it uncomfortable? Is it poor stock fit? If LOP is an issue, you can try a slip-on recoil pad to lengthen it out. I had to do this with my Winchester 94, and it helped a lot.
     
  4. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I may just try this. I think someone makes extended screw-on butt pads also.
     
  5. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Pachmayr makes a prefit Decelerator for the mkII, which is 1", so it should lengthen it a little bit. I like the slip-on pads, because they can be installed over factory pads for even more length. I don't think they look too good, but I always take them off when I'm not shooting. Plus, if you don't like it it's easier to take off. Some of the "prefit" pads need the old holes filled and new holes drilled in the stock.