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Ruger M77
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:00:04 PM »
I know little about guns, other than how to use them. I seem to have inherited a Ruger M77 in 7mm rem. magnum. Please enlighten me?
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 10:42:29 PM »
I have one in .308 that I got it a trade a few years ago. Stainless with a synthetic stock. After I took it to the range, .5" groups with the cheap ammo, not much better with expensive stuff. I hate the way it looks, but I love the confidence I have in it. Killed a lot of deer and pigs with it.

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 01:15:14 AM »
Field and Stream gave it good marks for 2013.

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 09:22:20 AM »
Kickes like a pissed off mule on Steroids and a couple of bottles of tequilla.


Kills anything in North America and Most of Africa that it hits.


Solid well made gun....Has always been a "best value for the money" in my book.


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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 03:14:42 PM »
I have a varmint rig in 22-250 and one in 22 LR.  I LOVE the three-position safety.  Nice shooting gun, but the 7 mag is a wallop, as concours mentioned.
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014, 03:23:36 PM »
A friend of my Brother had a 7mm Rem Mag. When we videod a trip to the range with all our stuff ("This is a .38 Special Derringer... BANG!), things got so sporty when he set off the 7mm Rem Mag that it destabilize the 8mm video tape in my recorder even though I was about 6' to his right and 3' behind him.

Watching the video is funny because we grin like idiots after each round is fired. Then the 7mm RM goes off and the video is "And this is a 7mm Rem MaFKHSD:HA:KGDKhbsdadkakhdjasdlas... WOE!"

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014, 05:00:47 PM »
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Your not going to like it......... :augie:

I think you should sell it to a board member.......  :facepalm:

I, therefore, volunteer to take it off your hands for a small fee..... :smoking:

Don't believe those other guys..... :o

Trust me...... 8)

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 11:50:34 AM »
Kickes like a pissed off mule on Steroids and a couple of bottles of tequilla.


Kills anything in North America and Most of Africa that it hits.


Solid well made gun....Has always been a "best value for the money" in my book.


Get a Padded shooting vest, its a beast.

All true.  Great value rifle there and the Ruger M77 has been around for quite a while.  7mm RMag is a great all around rifle.  Good for pretty much anything up to the great bears.  I'm taking my 7mm RMag to Africa in 7 weeks.  good times!
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 12:31:09 PM »
I seem to have inherited a Ruger M77 in 7mm rem. magnum. Please enlighten me?

The metric ones are junk.  I'll take it off your hands.   8)

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 06:07:28 PM »
I seem to have inherited a Ruger M77 in 7mm rem. magnum. Please enlighten me?

The metric ones are junk.  I'll take it off your hands.   8)


Yea, those Europeans don't know how to make good stuff, I was first.....

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 02:14:15 PM »
I have a Ruger M77 RSI carbine in .243. Built like a tank, accurate as hell, and carries like a dream on long hunts. Any deer or pig inside of 200 meters is freezer meat.

Love the M77. But not in 7mmRM.   :o
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 02:30:56 PM »

Love the M77. But not in 7mmRM.   :o


yea, it was from my uncles estate, the other choice was a M77 in .243 but since I have a .243 I figured the cannon would be a good choice? maybe I should start putting in for an Elk tag next year?? anyway thanks for the input I'm looking forward (sort of) to sighting it in. it's in good shape:
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2014, 03:01:05 PM »
My Dad had one in 30.06 that he recently lost in  house fire along wit the rest of his long guns.

Bummer - I though they would end up in my safe eventually.

I do recall him getting Scopped in the eye brow a few times - watch your set up carefully as that would really suck with the 7mil.
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2014, 03:42:28 PM »
When I got a Rem in 300 Ultra Mag (I got the gun at an incredible price with 5 rounds through it) I brought it right to the gunsmith and had him install a muzzle brake before I even shot it once.  It tamed her right down- but you DO NOT want to be near me when I shoot...
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2014, 07:05:07 PM »
Just curious when this will be moved to the proper thread?
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 07:16:37 PM »
kicks worse than an 18" shotgun w/ highbrass slugs?  cuz that kicks pretty good.

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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2014, 01:19:32 PM »
I have a Ruger M77 RSI carbine in .243. Built like a tank, accurate as hell, and carries like a dream on long hunts. Any deer or pig inside of 200 meters is freezer meat.

Love the M77. But not in 7mmRM.   :o


Well hell, if we're posting pictures of M77s.... ;D
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2014, 01:21:34 PM »
Just curious when this will be moved to the proper thread?

I am asking for expert advice so it's in the proper place, eh?
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2014, 06:22:16 PM »
kicks worse than an 18" shotgun w/ highbrass slugs?  cuz that kicks pretty good.

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Never shot one of those but the 7mm has an "explosive kick". Hold on tight and get a scope with really good eye relief. I have a 375 H&H and it kicks freaking hard but its more of a push than an explosive jolt to your inner body.
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2014, 08:51:33 PM »


Never shot one of those but the 7mm has an "explosive kick". Hold on tight and get a scope with really good eye relief. I have a 375 H&H and it kicks freaking hard but its more of a push than an explosive jolt to your inner body.


This is a very accurate description of the 7mmRM.


Explosive Jolt....I like it!

I've kept mine because one never knows when an 18foot pissed off Grizzly bear will head east and decide to decend upon a loved one.


Hand load it if you can, its a very capable round and Full power loads are rarely needed here in North America. Its one of the flattest shooting 7mm's out there and ammo used to be available at Wally World before the Great Gubbermint Ammo Grab. 
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2014, 01:51:50 AM »
I've been loading Hornady 130gr SP's with IMR 4007 power....Winchester primers....68 grains makes a nice tight group that you dont mind shooting more then twice.
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2014, 10:38:04 AM »
kicks worse than an 18" shotgun w/ highbrass slugs?  cuz that kicks pretty good.

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Yes.  By all means, yes.  Fire that gun and add a mule kicking you in the shoulder at the same time.  A friend who shot with w/o the muzzle brake shot it once and said "Never again".  That same friend has a 3 1/2" Rem 870 Supermag, and he said it probably kicked about twice what a 3 1/2" turkey load did.  It hurt.

Which is why I got it at a great price.   :bigok:

FYI:
 The 7mm Rem Mag with a 150 gr pill is about 3100 ft/s at the muzzle.
 The 300 Ultra with a 150 gr pill is 3456 ft/s, which is really is the lightest factory ammo you can buy.  The 300 can throw a 200 grain bullet at 3150 ft/s with handloads.

Data from:
http://gundata.org/blog/post/7mm-rem-mag-ballistics-chart/
http://gundata.org/cartridge/66/.300-remington-ultra-magnum/

In the last two years I have shot it four times and harvested four deer.

Back to reality- I might need to think about trading this beast for a 30.06 or something more reasonable for what I hunt.
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Re: Ruger M77
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2014, 06:39:10 PM »
I have an M77 in a .280.  Devastating on deer.

Had my Dad's .30-06 but he took it back.  Bought the .280 to replace it.  I haven't been disappointed.