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bigchinner
09-03-2013, 10:23 PM
I've been wanting a Ruger M77 bolt action for a while now and saw one for sale recently. It looks like it's been hunted with so the marks and scratches are not from just from being moved around in the safe. It's been shot but looks good, not great. It wasn't a safe queen. 308 winchester in blue. i'd say 500.00 or so. This rifle is at least 10 years old. I was thinking about shooting pigs with it.
Thoughts? thanks
scale of 1 to 10, 10 being pristine; its a 6 or 7. just some scratches and small nicks on wood but nothing deep or cracks. One rust spot, about 5mm in diameter in front of barrel but crown is good and inside looks good.

ar15barrels
09-03-2013, 10:31 PM
$400 is a better price.

Divernhunter
09-04-2013, 9:33 AM
If it had a Leupold scope on it I would say buy it. If no scope maybe $400-450. If it is going to be a hunting rifle as you say I would not worry about the marks on it.

postal
09-04-2013, 2:52 PM
Sounds like too much for an old beat up rifle that isnt anything special.

TMB 1
09-04-2013, 3:00 PM
If it had a Leupold scope on it I would say buy it. If no scope maybe $400-450. If it is going to be a hunting rifle as you say I would not worry about the marks on it.

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Whiterabbit
09-04-2013, 3:06 PM
I was sold a markX by a shop in Boise for my first rifle. It was a bit higher than I wanted to pay, but it was the right rifle at the right time, and I ended up buying it.

After checking online for value, I didn't get such a hot deal. Fair, but not great.

Fast forward 4 years and after reloading, shooting, and hunting with it, I have become quite intimate with the rifle and it can drive nails. I love that rifle and will never sell it. My kids can fight over it after I'm long cold.

If its a fair price and the right rifle for you, jump in head first and don't look back. If not well... I'm sure you'll make the right decision for you.

NorCalFocus
09-04-2013, 5:13 PM
Yeah $450 unless is has some super scope on it.

I found one at a local store in 7mm and really wanted it until I saw the price.

Whiterabbit
09-04-2013, 8:34 PM
I've noticed many calgunners seem to think there's only one cartridge that uses the 7mm caliber bullet.

NorCalFocus
09-04-2013, 8:44 PM
Sorry your right. It was a 7mm mag.

Divernhunter
09-04-2013, 9:55 PM
There is more than one 7mm mag also. I guess you mean 7mmRem Mag.

Whiterabbit
09-04-2013, 10:09 PM
I suppose I could have mentioned in post #6 my MarkX mauser happened to be chambered in 7x57. An amazing cartridge, though my opinion on that matter may be biased on the past several years.