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Old January 16th, 2020, 08:38 AM   #1
 
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M77 MkII quality

Was Ruger quality in the early nineties good? I have read much on here of QC not being as good as it used to be. I'm curious because I have a line on a M77 Mk II from the era.

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I have three M77’s from 91 to maybe 95, I can’t remember any more. I wouldn’t worry about it to much, if it looks good inside and out buy it. If anything, I think the older ones are better. I’ve had zero problems with mine.

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Thanks, Mark. It is a left hand model, not in 6.5 Creedmoor. I already have the dies, and etc. for the caliber. And less than the Hawkeye Hunter I was looking at.

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What caliber Rick?
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30-06, a big difference from 6.5 Creed. If you remember, my search for a 6.5x55 Swede brought me to the 6.5 Creed. Being I am left eye dominate, a left hand rifle suits me better. It is time to stop making do with right hand rifles and buy what I want.

As a reloader, I can tailor the 30-06 performance up and down to suit me. And with two Garands, I am already invested in the 30-06. Plus, it is a "heritage" cartridge. I tend to prefer the older things in life as I get older.
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What’s your powder choice for the 06 gonna be?
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I haven't got there yet. I have IMR 4895 and IMR 4064, as well as Varget on the shelf. Will probably with 150 grain flat base spitzer bullets. Remember, the biggest quadruped target is a smaller Virginia Whitetail buck or doe in legal season. Same criteria, under 300 yards and no low percentage shots.

I don't need another rifle, my Model 99F Savage in 300 Savage fills the whitetail requirement, as well as my 1895G Marlin Guide Gun. If I were forced to, I could feed us with the CZ 527 left hand 223. I want another rifle, we all know the feeling. I may have take my ARs out of state, since our Governor and Blue majority legislature want to disarm us of semi-auto rifles.

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I’ve used/use both powders in the 06 with Hornady’s 150’s. Both are good powders but IMR4064 is probably the better choice of the two. You have both and will reach your own conclusion but try the 4064 first.
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Was Ruger quality in the early nineties good? I have read much on here of QC not being as good as it used to be. I'm curious because I have a line on a M77 Mk II from the era.

TIA, Rick
I have one in a 220 swift and its a tack driver, paired with a 4.5X14 Nikon its a heck of a varmint gun
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Thanks for the replies! I will take your advice Mark, I will probably jump on this rifle.

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When ya get to loading for it Rick shoot me a PM and I’ll give ya a good place to start with the 4064. I can pull 1/2” at 100 with my Rem 700.
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Will do, Mark.

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