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Old 12-05-2018, 9:43 PM
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Default What are your thoughts on a Ruger M77 .270?

I put a Ruger M77 on layaway. The caliber is a .270. The condition is very nice. Scope rings are included but no scope. Vintage is about 1984 with a tang safety. I was very surprised with how light the rifle is.

What is a fair price. I know some will say some ridiculous low price. I am looking for a realistic price not some brother-in-law price.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:55 PM
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There's a stainless 22-250 M77 on the used rack my local gun store has been trying to sell for $285 iirc. Its probably an early 90's make if I had to guess. Ive seen them from $200-$850 or so depending on the configuration. They are decent rifles and a 270 will make a fine hunting rifle.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:10 AM
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270 is a great round and very flat shooting. I would say 300 to 400 a good price.
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Old 12-06-2018, 5:27 AM
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IAM a huge fan of mid 80s m77 if you are lucky it mite even have a Douglas barrel on it .
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Old 12-06-2018, 5:54 AM
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My first real rifle way, way back - 1970s. My father purchased it for me as a dear rifle. Probably my favorite of all the rifles I have owned. It has taken more game than I can remember. My carry rifle for years though Alaska and many other areas - Light, 270 flat shooting and capable of harvesting most game in the Americas - clean / kill. The later MII is a better rifle I think 1990s. Are there better rifles and rounds out to day - you bet - but - for a light weight, cost efficient hunter - Hard to beat even by todays standards. I kinda wish I hadn't parted ways with mine.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:11 AM
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Iíve had two. The 257 Roberts was fantastic. The 30-06 was okay. I would buy another if I had a need and ran across a deal.

$300-$400 is a fair deal depending on condition.
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Old 12-06-2018, 2:50 PM
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Those M77 with the tang safety are good rifles. Hard to beat a .270 for Western hunting. Very good condition, probably $400-$450 maybe. Estimate on my part.
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Clean & very nice, w/nice wood stock about $600..& you'll love it IMHO

Shoot flat, small going in, big coming out LOL Mine 130gr BTSP...but you'll need lead free now....
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Old 12-06-2018, 4:08 PM
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I bought one as my first hunting rifle almost 20 years ago and it will still shoot 3/4 moa @ 300 yards when I do my part. It's a left hand action M77 mkII and I paid $500 for it back in the day brand new. I free floated the barrel and glass bedded the action in the wood stock. I shoot 130 grain Hornady GMX bullets over a hearty helping of IMR 4831.
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Old 12-06-2018, 4:10 PM
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The tang safety 77s are great rifles, have owned several and they all shot well. Best was a 220 Swift.

The tang safety 77s are more difficult to bed correctly, but with some patience it can be done.

Not fond of the MKII, only thing good is the safety.

Since Ruger started making their own barrels, I moved on to better platforms. Not fond of hammer forged barrels.

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Old 12-06-2018, 5:22 PM
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IAM a huge fan of mid 80s m77 if you are lucky it mite even have a Douglas barrel on it .
How do I find out what barrel it has?

The price is $500 plus fleas.
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Old 12-06-2018, 6:40 PM
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Check the serial number and look around on the internet. My dad had a .308 with a bad barrel and it never shot well. However, I had one that was great and one that was okay. It was pre-internet and I no longer have them so I never researched.

$500 is a little steep, but if you really like it go for it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 8:47 PM
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I have a number of tang safety Ruger M77 rifles and all shoot very well. I like the rifle very much but "I personally" am not a fan of the 270.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:57 PM
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Saw one brand new on Gunbroker in .280 selling for $449. Synthetic stock though.


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