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Old 08-10-2010, 10:56 AM
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I was thinking about buying a .270 in an older model Ruger 77 with wood stock. Any comments on your experiences with one of these and how the accuracy is would be appreciated. Thanks.

( I have a 1985 model 77V in .308 hvy bbl and it is the finest built rifle I ever owned, was thinking I might find similar in a .270 with sporter bbl).

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:08 AM
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I own one that I bought new in 1980 in .243, my brother owns one that he bought used in .270...Both shoot very well, no problems...I prefer the tang safety and a trigger that can be adjusted...If the gun is in decent shape, I'd buy it...
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:06 PM
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.......I actually gave away the best shooting bone-stock .270 Win. I ever owned. It was an older tang safety Ruger 77. That gun shot 130 gr. Rem. factory ammo unbelieveably well. The son of a good friend of mine has it yet. I gave him the gun nearly 20 yrs. ago. Go ahead... if you can find a nice one, I'd buy it.....
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:12 PM
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My buddy has a tang safety M77 in .270 that shoots MOA with just about any ammo you put through it, factory or handloads.... He bought it in 1973 or 74.. I had tang safety M77s from about the same time in 25-06 and .338, and they were also tack drivers.. However, I also had a tang safety M77 in 7x57 that shot PATTERNS rather than groups..

Chances are that the rifle you are considering will shoot well..Actually the least accurate .270 I have ever seen in any make or model of rifle still delivered pretty good hunting accuracy.. Most have been very accurate...
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:20 PM
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I have three of the older model 77's ,two of them are as new never fired . great gun in my opinion .
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:49 AM
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I like them. My 1980ish 30/06 shoots real well. No reason not to buy it, but as always, inspect any used gun thoroughly.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:04 PM
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Also have an early '80's 30-06. Kinda of shoots like this at 100 yards after discovering Hornady 165 SST bullets seated .020 off the lands over 56.5g of H4350.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:54 PM
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rozman that target pretty well nails it for me, now i just gotta figger out where to find a LH .270 77 and what I got to sell to get it ( laid off ). Thanks
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:09 AM
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My first deer rifle was the old tang safety 77 in 7x57.I got it about 30 years ago and it still shoots great.If the gun's in good shape-price is right go for it.
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