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Old December 5th, 2015, 06:51 AM   #16
 
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I have a Mark II in 223. Bought new in 1996,came free floated from the factory, 2.5 lb. trigger. Have never adjusted trigger, and never taken out of stock, shoots in the 3's consistently. Also have 2 Rem VS-SF's, and the Ruger shoots as well as the Remingtons. I know nothing about a 6.5, but the triggers on the new Remingtons are terrible, and the safety the old were dangerous. I have one Savage, it shoots great, but is hard to look at. Everyone thinks differently, and that's whats interesting.



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Congrats! Nice rifle!
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I have a Mark II in 223. Bought new in 1996,came free floated from the factory, 2.5 lb. trigger. Have never adjusted trigger, and never taken out of stock, shoots in the 3's consistently. Also have 2 Rem VS-SF's, and the Ruger shoots as well as the Remingtons. I know nothing about a 6.5, but the triggers on the new Remingtons are terrible, and the safety the old were dangerous. I have one Savage, it shoots great, but is hard to look at. Everyone thinks differently, and that's whats interesting.
You know, this would all be a lot less stressful if the companies who make rifle would just ship them with no obvious built in flaws. I have not bought a single NIB rifle in memory that did not need (and I do mean need) a bit of gunsmithing or replacement of original parts with aftermarket parts, to solve some obvious deficiency or other.

I have paid over $1200 several times in the past few years to receive rifles that needed a new trigger, had poorly fitting magazines that caused jamming, and other such quality control issues. I am not talking about a Jennings pistol, I am referring to Ruger, Remington Savage and CZ rifles.

These days, when I buy a new Ruger or a CZ, I assume the trigger will need modification or replacing. I assume the box magazines on any new rifle will need modification to fit properly.

The only rifle I have bought in the past decade that came with no flaws is a $3000 BAT action rifle that was built by Russ Haydon (Russ Haydon Shooter Supply) with all parts hand picked by me.
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When I bought my M77- Mark II Target in 308 Win. It was the year that they changed from the blued receiver to all Stainless and changed the name from Varmint to Target. It was advertised as a 1MOA rifle with a free floated barrel and a match quality adjustable trigger. At around $600 I feel That I got what I paid for. I put a Leupold VX3 Target scope that cost a tad more than The rifle and never looked back. Is it the most accurate rifle of it's kind? Heck No!! To get the kind of precision that some here are expecting you'd have to spend a lot more than what it cost and there are a lot of rifles that are more precise. But for me it's reliable and accurate enough for my needs which is punching paper at 100 to 200 yards. Anything more would be like driving a Ferrari in a parking lot. I feel that I got my money's worth in the over 20 years I've owned and shot it. So, if you're going to actually use it to compete at long range I'd say look at something else, because it is what it is. At best a 1MOA rifle.

PS. Mine ain't for sale and never will be. Also it's got a sweet trigger that I've never adjusted since I unpacked it and it shoots better than I am capable of.
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My M-77 MkII in stainless goes back to 1990/91 I have never touched it mechanically except to add the glass. It's dead nuts on at 200 yards. Gets a little shaky after that because of age.

Will never sell it. Never.
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I think my trigger is going to need some adjusting, has just a tiny bit of creep in the second stage and it is a bit heavier than I would like.
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***WARNING: The following info is for educational purposes only, and should not be blindly followed without understanding of how trigger mechanisms operate, and understanding of how to determine whether the described adjustments will remain safe in your rifle & your use. All who use this info agree to hold this poster and board harmless for any negative outcomes from the use of the information.

Are you familiar with the Ruger 2-stage trigger mechanism, or its adjustment? It's a truly outstanding factory trigger. I like it better than any other factory mechanism I've ever operated, and I like it better than many to most aftermarket triggers I've operated.

If you're not familiar with it, perhaps this will help:
Ruger Model 77 V/T Trigger Adjustments
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My M-77 MkII in stainless goes back to 1990/91 I have never touched it mechanically except to add the glass. It's dead nuts on at 200 yards. Gets a little shaky after that because of age.

Will never sell it. Never.
I was referring to NIB purchases in this millennium. I have bought more than one older rifle needing essentially nothing. For example, my red pad Ruger No. 1V in 220 Swift, was a 1/2 MOA shooter the day I finally developed a load for it. I confess to putting a small piece of rubber between the stock and the hanger (the poor man's Hicks Accurizer) but I do that with all No. 1s. All my 1970s BSA Martini International MK II needs to finally break 1/4 MOA, is for me to learn to read the wind.
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***WARNING: The following info is for educational purposes only, and should not be blindly followed without understanding of how trigger mechanisms operate, and understanding of how to determine whether the described adjustments will remain safe in your rifle & your use. All who use this info agree to hold this poster and board harmless for any negative outcomes from the use of the information.

Are you familiar with the Ruger 2-stage trigger mechanism, or its adjustment? It's a truly outstanding factory trigger. I like it better than any other factory mechanism I've ever operated, and I like it better than many to most aftermarket triggers I've operated.

If you're not familiar with it, perhaps this will help:
Ruger Model 77 V/T Trigger Adjustments
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? Milled receiver on Ruger Mark II Target .223?

Help....?
RUGER MARK II .223 TARGET .....
Are the receivers milled for Ruger Rings? Been told and read some ads say they come with rings...? ? 30MM Rings if So?
Thanks, Jeff
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Help....?
RUGER MARK II .223 TARGET .....
Are the receivers milled for Ruger Rings? Been told and read some ads say they come with rings...? ? 30MM Rings if So?
Thanks, Jeff
They are machined for Ruger rings and do come with a set of 1". I believe if you call their customer service dept they will swap the new 1" rings for a set of 30mm's.
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