logo
 

Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns

Guns Like firearms themselves, there"ôs a wide variety of opinions on what"ôs the best gun.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,186
Default ruger model 77 6mm rem.

I just pick up this gun a couple of days ago never had a 6mm I took it to the range at 100 yards useing remington 100gr cor lokt 5 shot group a dime would cover wish I would have got one of these a long time ago. ? I was told this is a 500 yards gun true or not for yotes and ground hogs.
__________________
1 shot 1 kill
renfrowridge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 776
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

Quote:
I was told this is a 500 yards gun true or not for yotes and ground hogs.
For coyotes & chucks, yes, if you can handle it.
A minimal deer cartridge (with 100gr. bullets).
Virginia7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 08:57 PM   #3
Dominant Buck
 
Rebel Hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WC FL
Posts: 26,324
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

OH! OH!, Zrex found a buddy!
__________________
Jesus said, "he who stands firm to the end will be saved" Mark 13:13.

Live Life in such a way that those who do not know Christ will come to know Him because they know you

"In God We Trust"
Rebel Hog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 09:51 PM   #4
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 776
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

Quote:
ORIGINAL: Rebel Hog
OH! OH!, Zrex found a buddy!
That's too much!!! LOL
Virginia7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
Boone & Crockett
 
James B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wall SD USA & Jamestown ND
Posts: 11,474
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

I had a 6mm Remington many years ago. It was in the 788 Remington rifle. It was a tack driver but had the wrong twist for spire point 100 grain bullets. It however killed deer like a lightning bolt with the 100 grain Hornady round nose. It was a left hand bolt action though and a friend of mine wife had Lazy eye and needed a left hand rifle. I was nice enough and dumb enough to sell it to her. I tried to buy it back but sha had fallen it love with it by then and I was out of luck. I have had pretty good luck with the hornady round nose in the 6MM and 243. It seems to expand better. I think you will love the rifle.

As mentioned above, they are better used for varmits and small deer.
__________________
Freedom. Use it or loose it.
James B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: mobile, alabama
Posts: 430
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

Not the 24 bore again!
__________________
Youth, Enthusiasm, and Athletic Abilty are absolutely no match for Old Age and Treachery!
SWAMPMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 08:15 AM   #7
Dominant Buck
 
Rebel Hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WC FL
Posts: 26,324
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

James, I am left dominate eye also and I use a small sticker just to cover
my left eye pupil on my shooting glasses. Not the eye just the pupil. Been
doing this all my life. Have never used a left handed rifle. I shoot quail,doves,
turkeys and ducks with a shotgun, no problems at all.
__________________
Jesus said, "he who stands firm to the end will be saved" Mark 13:13.

Live Life in such a way that those who do not know Christ will come to know Him because they know you

"In God We Trust"
Rebel Hog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 08:58 AM   #8
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,221
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

My uncle has shot a 6MM for years and loves it. It works great for a deer rifle if you place your shots right.
__________________
Arguing with an engineer is like mud wrestling a pig, sooner or later you will realize they both like it.

The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
JeffS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 09:55 AM   #9
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location:
Posts: 564
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

The 6MM can achieve some impressive velocities with handloads. In my opinion one of the best factory loads for the 6 is the Federal Premiium 100 gr. Nosler Partition. I owned a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight for several years and took a number of deer with the gun. I can attest that the Partition will completely penetrate a deer's front shoulder out to at least 180 yards. I say this because I have shot a number deer out to that range and through the shoulders anchors them on the spot.

The only problem I had was my rifle was a short action as yours is. If you are going to handload just seat the bullets out as far as the magazine will allow. You still will not be able to get close to the lands but I still had no problem finding an accurate load.
Superpig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 10:06 AM   #10
Nontypical Buck
 
Sniper151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Cornwall, Pa.
Posts: 1,720
Default RE: ruger model 77 6mm rem.

The 6mm Rem. is my favorite varmint rifle. I use the 80 gr. for long shots and as you stated, it's very, very accurate. I have never used the rifle for deer hunting, but with the 100 grain bullet with a well placed shot should do the trick.
__________________
NRA - IPA IRA ISA IHA Certified instructor
NAA - Level II Coach
PGC - IBEP Bowhunter Safety Instructor
Sniper151 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Savage Model 111 in a .204 Ruger BowHuntingFool Small Game, Predator and Trapping 2 07-28-2007 07:03 PM
Which Ruger 10/22 Model? BrushChimp Guns 20 06-01-2007 01:00 AM
ruger model 77 ? harrell Firearm Review Forum 4 01-26-2006 07:16 PM
ruger model 77 harrell Guns 6 01-12-2006 05:25 PM
10/22 Ruger Which model ? bucks4me Guns 5 02-13-2005 02:32 PM

 

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:33 AM.