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Old January 16th, 2020, 03:56 AM   #1
 
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Hi I am new here but not new to Rugers.
I would like a bigger Magazine for my 308. As I am in Australia some stuff takes awhile to get if at all.
Q Does the scout bottom metal fit the M77 mk2 if it does then it becomes a spare part easier to get. Thanks for any info even other options.



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Old January 16th, 2020, 07:19 AM   #2
 
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Not sure if I totally understand your question but I’ll take a stab at it. The scout rifle has a removable magazine, the M77’s have an internal box magazine with what I call a trap door bottom used to unload any unfired rounds.

I could be wrong but I think what you are trying to accomplish can’t be done......but I’ve been wrong before.
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Not sure if I totally understand your question but Iíll take a stab at it. The scout rifle has a removable magazine, the M77ís have an internal box magazine with what I call a trap door bottom used to unload any unfired rounds.

I could be wrong but I think what you are trying to accomplish canít be done......but Iíve been wrong before.
Change out the whole bottom. Trigger guard, trap door and blind mag for a drop out mag and trigger guard to suit. They seem to be available for most makers models.
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I will take a second stab at this.....

The M77 Mkll receivers will not work with the Scout rifle bottom "metal" parts. There are feeding problems that will not be solvable by interchanging these magazine/trigger guard parts.

The best solution is to just purchase a Scout Rifle......not what you want to hear, but the easiest, quickest, but not cheapest fix.
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I will take a second stab at this.....

The M77 Mkll receivers will not work with the Scout rifle bottom "metal" parts. There are feeding problems that will not be solvable by interchanging these magazine/trigger guard parts.

The best solution is to just purchase a Scout Rifle......not what you want to hear, but the easiest, quickest, but not cheapest fix.
Thanks for the reply. So scout is out. Is there any after market bottom metal that is compatible.
I like the quality of my M77 over the Scouts that I have seen and I like the paddle stock for what I do over the later stocks. I use a Enfield No5 a lot and find the mag capacity a big Plus but the projectile selection limiting hence the Ruger big projectile (308) selection but limited mag capacity. Cull and vermin shooting.
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http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/ruger...tom-metal.html

I would contact these guys and ask your questions there. I have heard good things about Pacific Tool products in the past.

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