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Thread: FS 1973/74 Ruger M77 7x57 Tang safety

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    FS 1973/74 Ruger M77 7x57 Tang safety

    Hi Guys,

    Something has caught my eye and to finish it completely I need to sell my 7x57, I'd rather not - but the wife is not releasing any more funds . It's had bugger all rounds through it, I've done 60 rounds, but previously to that I would say less than a 100 from new all up. I had the action bedded, barrel free floated, crown re cut and the barrel thoroughly checked over by Wellington gunsmith Mitchill Maxberry before I even fired a shot. The barrel is quote "very good condition" The rifle in general is in very good condition. The trigger is original and is smooth. I would say it's breaking at around 2.5lb. Very clean.

    I've tried 162gr Amax, 154gr sst and 160gr Accubonds. All shot less than an inch at a 100. These rifles don't come up for sale often and when it did, I jumped on it. I'm looking for $1200 plus postage. Any less and I'll keep it.

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    Grant

    EDIT: Also will come with hornady dies and some Norma brass I got off user chainsaw that is once fired apparently. I ended up buying new brass so haven't used and also bought redding dies as I prefer them, but my new project is going to be 7x57 so the redding dies and new brass stays with me

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    Looks very tidy


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    It is thats why im more than happy to keep it, new project will just take longer.

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    Well that's the nicest Ruger I've seen.
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    Fn good calibre there
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    Don't do it Grunta.... Very well presented implement of death, would be a shame to let go but someone may well get themselves and little sweetie... Bit of a Ruger fan myself...

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    Yip the more I think about it DS, the more I know I'll regret it.....its my first ruger, and i love it - i love mauser styled actions, hence owning winchesters and the new project being a kimber. Before committing to purchasing it I did a heap of research on the early rugers and they seemed very hit and miss, more miss especially in the 7x57, but I thought fuck it, i like a challange and thought ill get the bitch humming. First reloading outting had it shooting less than an inch with 3 different projectiles not much if a challange at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    Yip the more I think about it DS, the more I know I'll regret it.....its my first ruger, and i love it - i love mauser styled actions, hence owning winchesters and the new project being a kimber. Before committing to purchasing it I did a heap of research on the early rugers and they seemed very hit and miss, more miss especially in the 7x57, but I thought fuck it, i like a challange and thought ill get the bitch humming. First reloading outting had it shooting less than an inch with 3 different projectiles not much if a challange at all
    Yep all my Rugers have been fabulous out of the box and very accurate, just hoping my 6.5 build on a Ruger M77 action will be just as good...Keep it...

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    Right, @Double Shot has convinced me. Sale is revoked! Now I've got to think of a plan b for raising funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    Right, @Double Shot has convinced me. Sale is revoked! Now I've got to think of a plan b for raising funds.
    A wharf, fishnet stockings and whiskey, Hello sailor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    Right, @Double Shot has convinced me. Sale is revoked! Now I've got to think of a plan b for raising funds.
    Not a difficult arm to twist

    Might have to offer up some of that top shelf fishing kit you have tucked away...

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    I ve got one the same but not as in nice nick as yours , had mine for 35yrs and was always a great shooter very nice to shoot with 139gn reloads . never really had to look for deer after the shot ,
    Cheers for the photos , might strip mine down and tidy her up after seeing yours
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    To late I guess but Im keen if you have a change of hart. Farther has a 270 and I've always wanted one in either 6.5x55 or 7x57.

 

 

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