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Old June 2nd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #16
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yea it should do better than 2 inches.

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Old September 10th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #17
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I have a Ruger M77 MKII Compact in .260 Rem, I have no complaints about my trigger, I am sure mine came with the LC6 trigger upgrades, if you are looking at a new M77 it should come with the upgraded trigger system. So far I love my Ruger M77 MKII Compact, I have not been a fan of bolt action rifles as a rule, I am mostly into single shots & lever guns, but this compact model is sweet to shoot & carry.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #18
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Hey guy ,,just finished unpacking my new 7mm MII , and first thing i noticed was the new lc6 trigger , my is a late 2007 model , so Ruger is putting the lc6 triggers in the MII to. just to let you know ,
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:37 PM   #19
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If you can afford them, Timneys are the cats meow. More adjustability than the modified stock rugers.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #20
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I must of got lucky with my M77RS 30.06. I bought it used & don't know anything about its history, but it has one sweet trigger. Light with no creep. Who knows maybe the previous owner had some work done to it, he rifle had been well cared for.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #21
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Cool little trick! Simple and Reversible, Have to try it on 257 Roberts, and 338 Win mag!
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Old May 12th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #22
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I have been shooting my new Ruger M77 mark II for the past month now and have been extremely happy with the out of the box accuracy this thing is capable of. I have been consistantly shooting 3/4" five shot groups with most of them actually comming in at 1/2" or better at 100yrds (with my own reloads). I'm the type that can't leave well enough alone so I decided to dive into the trigger mod that I have seen posted on here. I followed the diagram to the T but didn't go quit as far as reccomended. After some small amount of filing I polished my tool marks off and gave it a test on my trigger scale. I have managed to get my trigger pull down from around 5-6lbs to just under 3lbs with very little creep. The instructions were excellent and can see why this really shouldn't be attemted by too many people. It can be a very touchy proccess and taking too much material would be very easy to do. Anyone attempting this should have proper measuring tools as too be able to keep track of how much material you have taken off. Anyways, great advice and maybe once money is plentiful again I may take the Timney or Spech Tech trigger dive. For now I am very pleased with how this gun has treated me.
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I wonder why Ruger discontinued the adjustable trigger. My tang safety M77 (1980) has a fully adjustable trigger. It is very crisp. There is no takeup. It just lets off after you apply about 3.0 lbs of pressure. You just start applying pressure and all of a sudden it lets go.

There is a slight amount of travel after you pull the trigger but that can be adjusted out. This trigger is so superior to my other guns that once it was set, I never wanted to mess with it again.
I suppose it was liability issues that made Ruger change the trigger assmebly.

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xl_target, The answer is simple ... if a trigger is adjustable, some Bubba is going to set it so light that it would be unsafe. 5 lbs is a good pull weight for a hunting gun ... more if you wear gloves. For shooting targets or varmints, 3-4 lb is about right ... anything less can result in an accidental discharge when the bolt is seated during loading. Remember ... the M77 is not a match grade gun so a super light trigger pull is not a good idea.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #25
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How do you tell if a Ruger has an adj. trigger? I have a tang safe 77 in 220 swift and would like a little less trigger pull on it. Maybe I could run it across the river and have Iowegan look at it. [1987 model]

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Old November 14th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Iowegan View Post
The next enhancement is floating the barrel. On most guns, this can be an expensive and non-reversible procedure but on a 77, it is very easy, cheap, and totally reversible. Floating the barrel usually tightens groups and makes the gun less fussy with different loads. Here's what you do: Find a common hardware store washer with a hole diameter where the rear stock screw will fit nicely. File the washer down to .020" thickness. Find another piece of flat steel (another washer will do just fine) that is .020" thick and about the same width as the inside slot in the stock right in front of the front stock screw. Place the rear screw through the washer located between the stock and action. Place the front shim on the inside flat area of the stock, just in front of the front stock screw then torque down the stock screws. Note: in a 77, tight stock screws are essential with or without barrel floating. This procedure will "lift" the barrel and action about .020" higher. This is enough to allow a business card to slide between the stock and barrel from the chamber forward, yet not affect function or cosmetics. The barrel is now "floated" and will not touch the stock. If you don't like it, all you have to do is remove the spacers.

I have some shim stock I use for welding and fabrication work, could I use the .020 shim stock cut to the dimensions of the 2 areas (front and rear)? My thinking is that it would offer a more stable platform as we are covering more surface area than a washer ...
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another question:

How does this affect the magazine box? Isn't gonna be .020 higher now?
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