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- February 17, 2016 at 3:41 am #24291
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”.
- February 17, 2016 at 4:23 am #24293chutesnreloadsParticipant
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BUT……what’s it chambered for?….AND…we gotta have pics
- February 17, 2016 at 4:59 am #24302
Oh yeah. It’s in 30/06. I’ll get a pic in the morning.
- February 17, 2016 at 6:01 am #24316
Good find – I like my Rugers with the tang safety
- February 17, 2016 at 3:14 pm #24335
Here you go.
- February 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm #24359
Nice – now show us some targets – I’m hoping you get a real cast shooter.
- February 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm #24362PasturedragParticipant
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Nice rifle there, glad you were able to get the factory walnut.
- February 18, 2016 at 1:40 am #24394DaveInGAParticipant
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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.
- February 18, 2016 at 2:07 am #24399
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.
- February 19, 2016 at 6:28 am #24507
- February 20, 2016 at 1:27 am #24536chutesnreloadsParticipant
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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
- February 20, 2016 at 2:17 am #24543
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.
- February 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm #24581Smoke4320Participant
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That’s purdy right there I don’t care who you are !!!
- February 21, 2016 at 4:12 am #24605GoodsteelKeymaster
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Very nice! Love the sights on that model.
- February 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #24622Larry GibsonParticipant
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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).
- February 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm #25186AnonymousInactive
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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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