i have heard comments from some others that the ruger 77's have accuracy issues. Yet my most accurate gun i own is a ruger 77 in a 25-06 in fact, it is probably the most accurate gun i ever owned..it's right there with a custom 7mm mag i own. It makes neat little one hole groups day in and day out..year in and year out. I would say i just got lucky and got a good one. Yet my oldest son is a big ruger fan and has a number of 77's in various calibers. And they all shoot well. He has a new hawkeye in 308 that is super! accurate. So i'm not sure what to believe?...I do know that an awful lot of guys do not reload or shoot their rifles very much. So is the beef with the rugers just a result of poor shooting? I would put either his 308 or my 25-06 up against any rifle..custom or factory...as long as i could use reloads
before someone misunderstands....i'm not saying all rugers will group like that...but i have yet to see one that will not stay under 11/2" right out of the box. And from what iv'e seen you can get better with reloads. So far i haven't seen much difference between rifle brands...tika, rem , win ,sav ..they all seem to shoot pretty much the same. And they all shine with the proper reloads.
there is a powerline close to the house here that i shoot long range. by laying on one hump i can shoot across to another..giving me a nice safe backstop. I have already taken 3- 2 liter pepsi bottles filled with water and placed them at a lasered 300yds with the round circle on the label facing me. The gun and load was a ruger 77 25-06..117 gr hornady BT SP..stoked to a little over 3100fps. and sighted dead on at 200 yds. by holding the crosshairs on the cap 1 shot each bottle...every bullet hole in all three bottles was in that 2" circle on the label...somehow i don't think i just got lucky with that rifle...with good handloads i don't think the rugers take a back seat to any rifle maker.
take claims of "x" doesn't shoot or "y" is inaccurate with a grain of salt. internet statements count for less than that. all the major companies models would not still be in production if such claims were true. the remington 504 line died a ugly death because they really didn't shoot. the marketplace not random rumors weeds out the poor performers.