Ruger M77 MkII Target .308

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  1. GunAddict


    Mar 13, 2012
    What is the word on the Ruger M77 MkII Target model in .308 Win? I came across one recently and have been thinking it over. I know Ruger doesn't get much love when it comes to target rifles. Anybody have a good, or bad, experience with it?
  2. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

    Jan 3, 2010
    Rugers are all long thoated for protection from people that may jam an unknown load and blow up the reciever.But I have read that these guns shoot really well despite the inability to touch the lands.
  3. RJinTexas


    Aug 16, 2006
    One of my p-dog shooting buddies has one in 308 and it's the best shooting factory gun I've ever shot. I reload for him and this gun shoots like bench rest rifle. With 125gr NBT / 51.0gr WW 748. He make 500yds shoots look routine.
    He's got over 3000 round down the gun and it's still driving tacks and slamming dogs. His has the gray colored action & 26" barrel in the brown laminated stock with a two-stage trigger and it's complete stock just like it came from the factory. He the only one of us who isn't shooting a custom gun and he kills way more then his share of long range dogs.

  4. watercam

    watercam Silver $$ Contributor

    Mar 28, 2008
    I had one and loved it! For a guy with no idea what he was doing it shot very well. I sent the barrel in to be cryo'd and that made a big difference to a hammer forged barrel. I cracked the stock behind the tang and learned a thing or two about diagonal bedding screw torque and laminate stocks. Replaced the stock and had it glass bedded and it responded with better accuracy. At the time I did not reload nor had any idea what ballistics meant, yet it kept pounding out .5 moa groups for me. Later I had it rebarreled to an 8" twist .243 and began to find out what real accuracy really was. Last I saw of it I had given it to a range employee who needed an accurate rifle and had no funds. He passed away unexpectedly and I never saw it again. Wish I still had it, it was a great education.
    Other than that I have no idea how they are....
  5. jr600yd


    May 22, 2006
    Had one years ago. Tried just about everything to get it to shoot the way I wanted it to. Glass bedding the action, new stock etc Fact is it was just a one inch shooter period. I liked the rifle and killed a bunch of deer with it. Wound up giving it to my son and he's still wacking Bambi with it.

    A good solid rifle, not competition grade.

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