Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
 M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem. >

M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

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

M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

Old 12-17-2007, 06:17 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 13
Default M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

What do you guys think of this gun model? and caliber?
muleyhunter91 is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 06:29 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: va USA
Posts: 580
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

No experiance at all with the new Ruger Hawkeye but Rugers in general are good quality,tough rifles built for hunting..not just sitting in the safe looking pretty. Everyone has a favorite cartiridge and the 280 is mine. IMO the 280 is the greatest thing since sliced bread
popeye is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 07:09 PM
  #3  
Giant Nontypical
 
Carpmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere in Michigan
Posts: 5,702
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

I personally havent looked at or shot the hawkeye, have heard some big negatives which suprises me, but I would place 100% confidence in a M77 in 280!
Carpmaster is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 08:11 PM
  #4  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 13
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

What do you guys think of the new x-bolt?? I just got to lookin around and I think this is the gun I want it looks very nice. I'm thinkin the browning x-bolt stainless stalker in .280 rem. shall be my christmas present that I will buy for myself. Any scope suggestions??
muleyhunter91 is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 08:27 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: va USA
Posts: 580
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

The X-bolt is too new for me to have an opinion, only read a few articles so far and haven't even seen 1 yet. My go-to gun is a Composite Stalker A-bolt in 280, I use it more than all my other guns put together.. I've had in for at least 10 years now and absolutely love it. If the X-bolt turns out to be the equal of or better than an A-bolt, I would buy 1 in a second.

Put the best scope you can afford on your rifle and dont look back. I like Nikon scopes myself,I have them on a few rifles.My 280wears an older Monarch 3 x 9.
popeye is offline  
Old 12-17-2007, 10:11 PM
  #6  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 13
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

Yeah it looks like a great gun to me.Looks to be built very nicely. I also looks to be built off of the a-bolt. Ill just havewait andlook at one when the gun shop recieves them.
muleyhunter91 is offline  
Old 12-18-2007, 02:23 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Olive Branch MS USA
Posts: 1,032
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

The Ruger Hawkeye All Weather I bought a few months ago for my son is a really nice rifle. I'd take it over any A-Bolt, a rifle I've owned in the past.The new Rugeris a 7mm-08 scoped with a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40and is proving to be quite accurate with the loadsI worked up for it. My son took his first ever deerthis pastweekend withit.
Solitary Man is offline  
Old 12-18-2007, 05:45 PM
  #8  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 13
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

How is the stock? Is the action smooth?
muleyhunter91 is offline  
Old 12-19-2007, 08:07 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Olive Branch MS USA
Posts: 1,032
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

The stock is injection molded plastic I'm pretty sure. It doesn't compareto aMcMillan or some other expensive aftermarket synthetic stock, but it's not too bad. I like the dimensions of it and how it feels.

As far as theaction is concerned, well, it'snot the smoothest I've ever operated, but I'm kind of spoiled in that regard since I own Sakos and pre-'64 model 70's. However, it's considerablysmoother thanthe previousRuger 77 I owned before. The trigger is an improvement over the older design also, though here again it's not in the same league as some of my other guns. I'm going to take it to a smith after the season and have him lighten it up a bit.

Bottom line is: When I bought this gun for my sonI didn't expect it to be as nice as my other riflesandfor the most part it'snot. However, I've been pleasantly surprised with how well it operates and shoots. In fact I keep telling my son that as soon as he's old enough to shoot some of mybigger rifles I'mgoing to confiscate the Ruger and use it myself.

Solitary Man is offline  
Old 12-19-2007, 08:19 AM
  #10  
Giant Nontypical
 
Carpmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere in Michigan
Posts: 5,702
Default RE: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.

I would have 100% confidence in any rufer product especially when compared to Browning!
Carpmaster is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tls0011
Guns
7
12-23-2007 04:33 PM
andlan17
Guns
3
12-04-2007 06:32 AM
mudtutl
Guns
2
01-27-2007 07:38 AM
bigiron
Guns
2
01-06-2007 07:27 AM

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


Quick Reply: M77 Hawkeye all weather in .280 rem.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.