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Old August 7th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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Aftermarket wood stocks for the 77/44 and 77/357?

I've been searching, and really haven't come up with anyone making after market wood stocks for the 77/44.

Would anyone be interested if they could be procured?
I want a 77/357, but detest the synthetic stock, and the stainless too really, but I can manage with a new longer, octagon barrel and a finely grained walnut stock.

My plan is to put a 22" tapered stainless octagon barrel with a ramp front and Marbles rear sights on it, and decent chunk of walnut on it with a cheekpiece (but not Monte Carlo) that resembles a pre-war M70.

I know a project like this would take a while, and likely I'd be the only guy that would like it...kinda like the miniature Winchester 21 that Connecticut Shotgun puts out as a double rifle in .22LR. I only wish I could afford it.



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Have you tried Boyd's?
Classic Replacement Stocks for a Ruger 77 MKII
Not sure if one of these would fit, as I'm sure of the length of the pistol length actions- I'm guessing that they might be a short action that is shortened up more?
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The 77/44 or 77/357 is completely different from any full size M77 variant, and the stocks are not interchangeable in any way.

The company I'm in touch with will make them- all I have to do is send in the synthetic stock or even a wood stock off an old 77/44 (or 77/357) and they will copy it and put it in their "inventory" for others to order. I just need to get my 77/357.

I was hoping that I wasn't the only one wanting one though.
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There is a lot of overlap between the 77/22H and the 77/44.

Maybe the Hornet stock fits the .44 and the .357?
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The 77/44 or 77/357 is completely different from any full size M77 variant, and the stocks are not interchangeable in any way.

The company I'm in touch with will make them- all I have to do is send in the synthetic stock or even a wood stock off an old 77/44 (or 77/357) and they will copy it and put it in their "inventory" for others to order. I just need to get my 77/357.

I was hoping that I wasn't the only one wanting one though.
Please keep me in the loop on these wood stocks, I would like 2 if their nice stocks.
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I myself am considering a real wood stock for my 77/357, has anyone found anything they're happy with?
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This is a four year old thread, now Boyds makes 77/44, 77/357 stocks in several configurations in walnut and wood laminate.
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factory walnut stocks...

a few months ago it was posted that Midway USA (or was it Brownells?) has Ruger factory walnut stocks for the 77/44 and supposedly it will fit the 77/357.

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a few months ago it was posted that Midway USA (or was it Brownells?) has Ruger factory walnut stocks for the 77/44 and supposedly it will fit the 77/357.
I bought my Ruger wood stock from Brownells. The 77/357 and 77/44 are interchangeable.

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I purchased and installed a "Boyds" laminated stock about 3 weeks ago. It looks superb, but the accuracy of the rifle did not improve. I decided to free float the barrel and, if the accuracy was not what I wanted, glass bed it. I took it to the range last Thursday and found that the accuracy improved dramatically. I shot 4 groups of 3 shots each. Each group was about 1", with one of them slightly more due to a flyer that I attribute to poor shooting on my part.

Note: I have had very good results with my hand loaded ammunition. My 77/357 prefers 125 gr. Hornady XTP over 19.0 gr. H-4227. The best I can calculate, using the Hogdon Hand loading Data site and a little estimation, that combination gives me about 2000 fps muzzle velocity.
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I installed a factory wood stock on my 77/357 that I bought from Midway. It fit fine and looks good too IMHO. I really didn't like the plastic.
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I shot 4 groups of 3 shots each. Each group was about 1", with one of them slightly more due to a flyer that I attribute to poor shooting on my part.
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At what distance were you shooting, and what are you using for sights?

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Vilkus,
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I just started looking at this site again. I was shooting at 100 yards.

I had a Weaver 3x-10x-44mm power scope on it. I had problems with that scope because I could not get it lined up for a proper shooting position for field shooting on the Ruger. I replaced it with a nasty old Trijicon 1x-4x Accupoint that was on a Marlin 1895M (.450 Marlin) that I sold. That scope is perfectly suited for the 77/357.
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WTB 77/357 Stock and barrel

Anyone redoing or building a 77/357 rifle. I am interested in a factory stock and barrel.
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Anyone redoing or building a 77/357 rifle. I am interested in a factory stock and barrel.
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From everything I've found, it looks like rebarreling a 77/357 is a bastard and a half. I might have the stock from mine up for sale later this year once I get the money for a boyds one though.
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