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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #1
 
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Hi guys i recently purchased a ruger .223 for foxing and a bit of rabbit and light target shooting,i havnt a huge budget for a scope,so i was trying get as much as i can for my money,there was a second hand zeiss diatal-c fixed power 10x36 scope for 200e,the only other scopes the gunstore had for that money were swift scopes,he had a burris 3.5-10x50 ballistic plex for 400e i could probably stretch to that,but i went for the zeiss due to the better quality glass and more positive feeling clicks on the turrets
Did i make the right decision for what i want the rifle to be used for?will the objective be to small at 36mm?
How do you m77 m11 shooter find the accuracy of this rifle,i have noted that the barrel does not free float and have read the stock is not the best,i was thinking of replacing the factory stock with a midwayusa aftermarket stock or maybe a boyds stock which i will bed!any info you guys have will be much appreciated as im in Ireland and there are not that many ruger owners here to answer these questions for me!im waiting 5weeks so far for my license im like a kid waiting for christmass!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #2
 
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nobody got any info to share?
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Old May 5th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #3
 
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I think the confusion is with the model numbers. They are different here. Do you have some photos?

I used a standard M-77 for years while helping on a ranch in TX. I can't tell you how many coyotes and other varmints met there demise with that rifle. I still have it and it is still as good as new. I think you made a good choice.

My scope on that rifle was a Leupold VX III 2.5x8. I felt the the lower powered scope helped find targets faster and make hits because of the wider field of view. I bet you will be fine with the scope as well.

Keep us posted.
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its the ruger m77 allwether in a black stock with the stainless barrel?thanks for your information!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #5
 
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That is basically the same one I have. I have the older boat paddle stock, but love it.

I load my with 27.5 grains of Varget and a 55 grain V-Max. It shoots great and really pops the smaller varmints
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nice one,what twist is your barrel?1-9?
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My Ruger Mk2 in 222rem. Topped off with Nikon Titanium scope. This is my go to rifle for woodchucks. Probably more scope than I really need as chucks are fair weather animals.
I wish I had funds for a Zeiss
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how much was the nikon?wish i could get a 6x56 s&b scope!e880!
Thats the exact ruger i got,but mines in 223remington,can you get ruger mounts in the US that are medium height,i can only get high mounts here.
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I found the Nikon used at a real deal. If your rings are new and in the package Ruger will exchange them for you. The Nikon is sitting in the rings that came with the gun new.
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nice one,im waiting to see how good she shoots,theres a thread on here about how good m77s are,its given me a confidence boost as loads of people were saying there not accurate and the stock is crap im hoping all you guys are right
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I have the same rifle in 22-250 rem with the nikon coyote in 4.5-14x40 and it is very accurate and sweet to shoot. Probably my favorite rifle to shoot.
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cool kmaltby,mines shooting nice now,in 2trips iv shot 4foxes
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You will NOT be disappointed in the accuracy. I have the Mark II target in .204 Ruger and a Pentax 3-9x scope and even with my poor eyes; I shoot MOA (all shots within a 1 inch circle) at 100 yards continuously. Enjoy that new rifle !! Great job on the foxes !
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im having a bit of trouble with the trigger pull its really heavy!would like it lighter
and maybe a new stock
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im having a bit of trouble with the trigger pull its really heavy!would like it lighter
and maybe a new stock
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