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Ruger M77 MKII Varmint

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by japcraplover89, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    Anybody got an opinion on this rifle? im set to meet up with a guy tomorrow to buy his. says its new in box, looks really nice. from the reading ive done nobody really appears to have a complaint about it. can anyone with personal experience vouch for that? its chambered in 22-250.

    thanks,

    Tyler.
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    at least with 22-250 you should be able to find ammo for it. Seems to be one of the few still on the shelves at most places I've been.
     
  3. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    most places i shop are fairly big block, 9mm, .223 and .22lr are the only real damaged calibers so far. not that im concerned about finding 22-250 right now anyhow, ive still got a fair amount i kept from selling me last 22-250.
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I don't trust anyone. NIB is just as easily a sales line as the truth. The .22-250 is prone to getting the barrel shot out quickly even if allowed to cool between shoots. Someone shooting rapid fire in a sage rat field can burn up a barrel in a day or two. I would suggest you have the barrel borescoped before you buy it. The only exception to that rule would be if I knew the guy and trusted him, or the price was low enough that if I had to rebarrel I came out even on the deal.

    With that said, they are nice rifles. Accuracy with a Ruger can be more hit and miss more so than compared to a Remington or a Savage, but it should be acceptable.
     
  5. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    ill definitely be atleast removing the bolt and looking into daylight through the bore. checking for GSR, fresh cleaning oil ect. i wouldnt consider the price LOW, but i feel like id be getting a fair deal. im aware that 22-250 can be a damaging cartridge, as ive owned one before. im more or less looking for a direct opinion on the MKII in this caliber and/or recommendations.
     
  6. tigardflash

    tigardflash tigard, or New Member

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    I have one of these in a 223 caliber, Its a better gun than most shooters. I shoot a lot and can put 5 rounds in a quarter at 100yards with this rifle. Its the most accurate rifle I have ever owned.
    When you look up the definition of Tack Driver in the dictionary, It should say Ruger M77 Mark II

    Great Rifle

    Vern
     
  7. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    Thats how i feel about my M77 Hawkeye Ruger .204, im hoping that if i do end up buying this rifle tomorrow, you are correct. thank you for the positive response! :thumbup:
     
  8. erslll

    erslll Hermiston OR Active Member

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    I have one of he MKII Varmint/targets in .204 and it is very, very accurate. I really like mine.
     
  9. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    I picked up one in 25-06 last year on here and it's a good rifle. I'm still playing with loads but got it down to around 1moa. Going to bed the action and see if that helps
     
  10. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    Well ladies and gents, here she be. Ruger M77 MKII Varmint chambered in 22-250 with Redfield 6-18x44 accurange/BDC glass ontop

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