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Old December 18th, 2014, 08:33 PM   #31
 
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Old January 30th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #32
 
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I filed my magazine box today and used inletting black. Kept screwing down and filing until everything was moveable. should tell a story at the range
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Old November 1st, 2015, 04:06 PM   #33
 
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many said they filed down the boxes, and were waiting to go to the range...any follow-up range reports?
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ANYTHING that takes unwanted pressure off the action will help accuracy. Never had a Ruger bolt gun that didn't need the mag box massaged
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Old November 1st, 2015, 08:13 PM   #35
 
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Don't bend your receiver around the magazine box by applying massive screw tension. Front screw real tight, real 2 just tight enough so they stay put.

The magazine box is not intended to be a "pillar bedding" feature and it is real easy to shorten it so it slightly moves when pushed with fingers

Attached is a "range report" - this rifle shoots good because of many modifications including shortening the magazine box.
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Old November 16th, 2015, 05:12 AM   #36
 
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I've been following this thread since buying a new .308 Hawkeyes last week. Haven't had a chance to get it to a range yet, but gathering info from various sources is giving me insights to possible "fixes" if needed.
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Definitely going to have to check this out on the .338, though it already shoots very well. Thanks for the tip!
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:04 AM   #38
 
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Guys this thread may have just saved my sanity! I just recently bought a Hawkeye all weather .308 and put a Leopold VX-6 and could not get the darn thing to group well or consistently. I think this is the answer and thank goodness I may not have to take it to a smith.

Can someone please explain to me the difference between the M77 Hawkeye and the MkII? I'd like to buy a Hogue stock for mine but they all say they fit the MKII.
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I believe the receiver and stock fitment is the same for both the Mark II and the Hawkeye. I have had a Hogue overmolded and a Stocky's laminated stock purchased for a .308 Mark II and they fit on my .308 Hawkeye just perfectly and shoot very well.

20 min later: I just checked the Hogue website, and their overmolded stock for these is marked "Ruger Mark 2 / Hawkeye"

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I believe the receiver and stock fitment is the same for both the Mark II and the Hawkeye. I have had a Hogue overmolded and a Stocky's laminated stock purchased for a .308 Mark II and they fit on my .308 Hawkeye just perfectly and shoot very well.

20 min later: I just checked the Hogue website, and their overmolded stock for these is marked "Ruger Mark 2 / Hawkeye"

Okay great, thanks for the confirmation! I'd really like to get the Hogue pillared in camo for my hunting rifle.
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Hi! Newb to the Forum. This thread sure gives me something to think about, since my newly purchased Lipsey's 77 Hawkeye RSI .30-06 prints all over targets at 50 yards using factory loads. I'm talking 6-inch-plus groups with a rest. I just returned it to the folks in NH with a request that they check out all the specs. I wonder if they know about the magazine box issue cited here? I may call them to talk to a technician about it. Is there anything else specific that I should have them check? Thanks for the assist.
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Got my RSI back from Customer Service tonight. It's a mess. Although the packaging and boxes show no sign of mistreatment, the magazine follower is jammed into the open action, and stuck tight. I can't budge it. Also, there are now small scratches and dents in the stock of the new gun I sent them, along with tool rub marks on the housing for the rear sight. None of this damage existed when I returned the rifle. I am extremely bummed and more than a little angry at the moment. The RSI is a gun I've wanted to own for years, but could never afford. This RSI is one of a batch of 250 that were a Lipsey's special edition. Now, it's condition and value are ruined as far as I'm concerned.
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First time poster. I purchased a gently used 2013 308 hawkeye earlier this year. It would only shoot 1 3/4" groups. My 30/30 shoots 3/4" groups so I was expecting to get at least a 1" gun. I bedded the action from tang to chamber and floated the barrel. The groups didn't change.

I tried a few different factory loads with no change. Then I stumbled upon this tip. Instead of filing the magazine I bedded the bottom metal.

Today shooting 165 gr matchkings I shot a 5/8" 3 shot group and a 1" 5 shot group. Im pretty happy with that. Now to get a few different hunting rounds to try.

I know all rifles are different and I will try several but does anyone have recommendations on hunting rounds that have worked well for them?

Thanks for the tip,

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Ranger 514 sorry to hear about the damages done to your RSI from sending it to the factory. There is another RSI accuracy tip posted by majg1234 on Oct 18, 2015. It is on page 2 of the Bolt Action forum. Following the tip there I finally got my Lipsey's RSI in .308 shooting good. It is an easy modification inside the barrel channel to eliminate two ridges that contact the barrel from beneath.

From time to time Midway has RSI walnut stocks for sale if needed.
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Mine also have a loose middle action screw.......
This ^^^
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