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Ruger M77/22 LR Opinions

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by kenf, Jun 6, 2008.

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  1. kenf

    kenf Active Member

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    Looking at picking one of these up for cheap target practice. Any pro's or con's experienced out there? It seems they are everything the more expensive rimfires are (to a point). Have looked at the CZ, but would like to stay American.

    ken
     
  2. spritc

    spritc Active Member

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    Great rifle, have owned .22lr, .22 mag and .17 hmr, all were great shooters. I still love the bolt guns.

    Steve
     
  3. DANFAM4

    DANFAM4 TS Member

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    It is a great rifle. I would also take a look at the Kimber Rimfire rifles, they are super accurate.
     
  4. chemist

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    Great gun-also have that a Model 61 win and rem 522BDL- I take the Ruger on this one- cleaning is a piece of cake-fun to shot- good luck
     
  5. OldPshtr

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    Chemist:

    Have a like new 7722 with 4XLeopold. U want to get rid of your
    61 and if so what condition. E-Mail me.

    Doyal
     
  6. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Have the heavy barrel stainless/laminate version in .22WMR, and it stays in an inch for 5 shots at 100yd. with the correct ammo...(and that's with the standard trigger)...this one has done a LOT of varmints.

    Very happy with this gun...would buy another if needed, without a doubt.
     
  7. 8 1/2 shot

    8 1/2 shot TS Member

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    Shooting a 22 is just fun. I looked at the new Browning T Bolt, the Ruger, Remington, CZ, and Savage. Then I found an original T 2 Browning. Took the scope off it and reinstalled the receiver sight. What a neat little gun to shoot. I would encourange anyone to go for timeless value, a high quality 22 rimfire. Jeff
     
  8. CDHJ

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    Great rifle. Trigger is only problem. Get one of the after market triggers and you are good to go. Most are easy to install.
    Charles
     
  9. kenf

    kenf Active Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I have a 52b repro that I was going to sell, but I might just keep it and shoot it and only get the Ruger if the Win doesn't make bug holes.
     
  10. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I bought one of the first .22 LR 77/22 sporters about 1985 or so and mounted a Leupold 4X rim fire special on it. It has a light, smooth trigger and is a joy to shoot or carry in the field. Even with a light 20" barrel, it shoots one hole groups at 50 yards.


    I also have a 77/22 varmint in .22 LR with the laminated stock and 24" heavy barrel and crowned muzzle. With a 6x18 Leupold target scope (dot), no wind and Wolf match target ammo, it frequently shoots 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards. The trigger is very light, smooth and crisp. An aftermarket trigger would make it even better.


    I have spent many a pleasant afternoon shooting 100 yards targets with guys shooting M-16 style rifles. Their groups were many times the size of mine and they were often amazed that a .22LR could be so accurate at 100 yards.


    If you have the bucks, a Kimber with its specialized bolt would be my first choice. The Ruger 77/22 Varmint model is not cheap but is less than a Kimber.


    Ed Ward
     
  11. Andy44

    Andy44 Active Member

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    Consider a heavy-barrelled Savage with an AccuTrigger. Definitely the best value out there and super accurate! AndyH
     
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