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Thread: Ruger m77 mark1 needs a new barrel

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    Ruger m77 mark1 needs a new barrel

    Hey guys.

    Ive got an old Ruger M77 in .270, I really like it the stocks shape and the action. BUT.. the barrel is pretty tired .its been shortened to 20 inches and the rifleing isnt the deepest.. in saying that its still relatively shiny and free from pitting but I think id like to put a new one on si can can get some half decent groups from it. So im seeing a few remington barrels around at the moment that people are trying to sell as the taken the actions for other projects and am wondering if they would be easily interchanged.. I want to have a bit of fun with this rifle and try my luck at a bedding job once ive sorced a barrel. But I dont want to spend much as its a trial project and the rifle owes me nothing as it was a hand me down. ..
    Any feed back would be great cheers.
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    I have a MkII... can you throw a pic up for me so i can compare??

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    Not had a mark1 apart but a few mark2 apart an the Remington could be made to fit but wouldn't be a straight fit tho

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    I have a 22" factory MK11 factory barrel. I replaced it with a 24" truflite fluted stainless job about 2 years ago (just because I could). Bore is still in good nick but the bluing is a bit past it and it still shot well when I replaced it. I assume the thread would be the same as MK1 so a simple job to fit. You can have it if you like an pay me what you think it was worth when you finish the project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenick View Post
    I have a 22" factory MK11 factory barrel. I replaced it with a 24" truflite fluted stainless job about 2 years ago (just because I could). Bore is still in good nick but the bluing is a bit past it and it still shot well when I replaced it. I assume the thread would be the same as MK1 so a simple job to fit. You can have it if you like an pay me what you think it was worth when you finish the project?
    hey mate. thanks for the offer. I may be interested if anyone knows that there certainly a straight swap out and depending how many rounds its done.. if we're talking in hundreds great (if it were cleaned and looked after. but thousands perhaps not...how good was it shooting when you had it on... very keen though. id pay postage of course.. and as long as you're not expecting much? as I said its gonba be more of a trial project for me... cheers

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    Be aware that the new barrel will need to be head spaced also. If it was me i would get a premium barrel from trueflite for it.
    A: they are not real expensive
    B: it WILL shoot!
    C: the rifle has not cost you much so far, so for a few hundred bucks you will have an awesome, practically new rifle
    D: Do I need to say anymore
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone

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    Ruger m77 mark1 needs a new barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    Be aware that the new barrel will need to be head spaced also. If it was me i would get a premium barrel from trueflite for it.
    A: they are not real expensive
    B: it WILL shoot!
    C: the rifle has not cost you much so far, so for a few hundred bucks you will have an awesome, practically new rifle
    D: Do I need to say anymore
    Doubt I will ever buy another trueflite.
    I got $800-900 dollars worth of fucked, new barrels. I also get sick of being treat like an idiot and told to lap them after firing a few Hundy rounds.
    It should shoot from the start. Every other custom barrel including trueflite has shot from the start like they should.
    Plenty of other options out there.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepsouthaussie View Post
    hey mate. thanks for the offer. I may be interested if anyone knows that there certainly a straight swap out and depending how many rounds its done.. if we're talking in hundreds great (if it were cleaned and looked after. but thousands perhaps not...how good was it shooting when you had it on... very keen though. id pay postage of course.. and as long as you're not expecting much? as I said its gonba be more of a trial project for me... cheers
    It is a hunting rifle so definitely not in the thousands of shots. Maybe 500 tops. As I said, bore is good but bluing a bit rough. It was shooting around an inch with a couple of loads when I replaced it. I don't want anything for it. Lets call it paying it forward..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenick View Post
    It is a hunting rifle so definitely not in the thousands of shots. Maybe 500 tops. As I said, bore is good but bluing a bit rough. It was shooting around an inch with a couple of loads when I replaced it. I don't want anything for it. Lets call it paying it forward..
    What a great offer Brenick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenick View Post
    It is a hunting rifle so definitely not in the thousands of shots. Maybe 500 tops. As I said, bore is good but bluing a bit rough. It was shooting around an inch with a couple of loads when I replaced it. I don't want anything for it. Lets call it paying it forward..
    Mate. That sounds absolutely tops! I can handle a bit rough bluing. My email address is timbob_bb@hotmail.com send us a line and I'll get back to you with othre details. . very grateful for your generous offer... cheers Tim

 

 

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