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    • #24291
      timspawn
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      I noticed a Ruger 77 on the wall of a local gun shop the last few times I’ve been there. It had sights and was in a Bell and Carlson stock. I’ve always been a sucker for a bolt action with sights. I finally asked about it today and ended up taking it home. It is a round top made in 1977 in excellent condition and the original stock was included too. The bolt face doesn’t even have brass on it. Lord knows I didn’t need it but the “wants” won out over the “needs”.

    • #24293
      chutesnreloads
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      BUT……what’s it chambered for?….AND…we gotta have pics

    • #24302
      timspawn
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      Oh yeah. It’s in 30/06. I’ll get a pic in the morning.

    • #24316
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      Good find – I like my Rugers with the tang safety

    • #24335
      timspawn
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      Here you go.

    • #24359
      Artful
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      Nice – now show us some targets – I’m hoping you get a real cast shooter.

    • #24362
      Pasturedrag
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      Nice rifle there, glad you were able to get the factory walnut.

    • #24394
      DaveInGA
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      That’s a good looking rifle made the year I graduated high school. Original stock is a nice looking piece of straight grained walnut. I think you got a steal. Please post pics of groups.

    • #24399
      timspawn
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      I’m going to have to see what bullets I have. I put it back in the wood stock. The trigger is horrible but I’m going to order a Timney for it.

    • #24507
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      Good choice

    • #24536
      chutesnreloads
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      was going to ask how you liked the Bell&Carlson stock but guess you didn’t.Was looking at getting one to replace the tupperware on one my Savages

    • #24543
      timspawn
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      chutesnreloads;n2748 wrote: was going to ask how you liked the Bell&Carlson stock but guess you didn’t.Was looking at getting one to replace the tupperware on one my Savages

      The Bell and Carlson is fine. It needed to be bedded so I just put the rifle back in the wood. For about $100 more you can buy an HS Precision, I have several of those and am very happy.

    • #24581
      Smoke4320
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      That’s purdy right there I don’t care who you are !!!

    • #24605
      Goodsteel
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      Very nice! Love the sights on that model.

    • #24622
      Larry Gibson
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      Excellent find. I bedded several of those years back and it greatly improved the accuracy. I found the key was to shim the barrel in the channel ahead of where it starts to taper so when the front action screw was tightened the action stated level in it’s bedding. I also removed the barrel pressure point in the front of the barrel channel to free float the barrel. With that done I then bedded the entire action along with the part of the barrel that was not tapered in front of the action. I used either Brownell’s Steel Bed or Micro-Bed (no longer available:() . I just snugged the front action screw up so the recoil lug was aligned and in place and the rest of the action and barrel was held with bands as goodsteel does it. When the bed job was complete the action screws then pulled the barreled action straight down and back w/o the tipping and binding as was typical of those Rugers. When done the several rifles I bedded and also did trigger jobs on all shot moa or better (.308Ws, a couple ’06s, a 270 and a sweet 257 R).

      Larry Gibson

    • #25186
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      Wow!!!! The whole package looks very clean. I would have trouble walking away from that myself depending on the price.

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