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Thread: WTB Ruger M77/22 Hornet

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    WTB Ruger M77/22 Hornet

    After one - or similar decent Hornet rifle - for a non-computer savvy family member. Dont need a scope but will look at whatever is on offer .
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Have been 2 on Tardme this week...

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    Yeah - missed the one that ended tonight , got too dear for my guy , and the other one is out of his price range to start with .
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    All good, was one on FB I was looking at, down in Hunterville, wanted $550

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    Hi,
    I have one for sale, Stainless with heavy barrel, laminated stock. $1200.00

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    Thanks mate but out of our price range. Sounds like a nice gun though

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    have you read the reviews on them they are a handloaders caliber ive got 2 they didnt shoot that great untill i figured out a load they liked theres a h&r on tm ive got one its just as accurate as my krico another option could be 222 theres a nice looking bsa on tm at the moment

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    Thanks mate , appreciate the input . The buyer is set up for Hornet , has dies and cases , sold his guns to fund his kids university education and now wants another rifle so Hornet it is.
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Try a 17 hornet, better range?
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    I recon 17 hornet is the 22 hornet of the 21st century;-)

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    no worries its one of my favourite cals when i was looking for a bolt action one i wanted a twin locking lug one thats why i went with the krico im not familiar with the ruger but from what ive read they are just a modified rimfire action and only use the bolt handle as the locking lug some reviews recon they are pretty hit and miss its just what ive read tho

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    As is commonly known the Hornet can be a little "niggly" to get to shoot accurately. I have a 1949 BRNO and a Savage 40 Varmint Hunter (rear locker). The BRNO shoots pretty well but the Savage will outdo the BRNO with regular 1/2 MOA groups or better. The Savage performs accuracy wise close to my 223. The Savage's only downside is that it is a single shot and feeding a round in can be fiddly if in a hurry for a second shot. The upside is I can shoot the higher BC 40gr V-Maxs seated right out, no mag length restriction. The Ruger, I have on reliable info, is a dog accuracy wise. I stand to be corrected of course by Ruger owners. Nice rifle otherwise but if it doesn't shoot there is no room in my safe for an inaccurate rifle.

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    Hey Murray - Build him a Martini !! (or are you kidding us and this is really for yourself and you're not admitting that you've gone over to the dark side - repeaters). If I didn't have doubts I'd offer you my low-wall !!

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    The buyer is set up for .22 Hornet so a 17 is not really an option . He wants it to shoots rabbits and hares so he isnt after super long-range accuracy or being trendy.
    I have a Martini Cadet K-Hornet that shoots far better than I can make it shoot , it eats any Hornet ammo with acceptable accuracy , and is a fun rifle to use .
    We are not specifically bound to a Ruger , any other reasonable quality make will do just as well.
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Tentman - I gave him a .22RF Martini to convert but he is after a repeater if possible - and as I said above - I already have a very nice Martini K-Hornet . I have probably got more single shot rifles in my selection than the average bear , from .17 to 45-70 so I can probable afford to hold no secrets.
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

 

 

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