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ruger hawkeye....accuracy

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
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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.
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I must be lucky too, every M77 I've had on the bench has been plenty accurate. From 220 Swift all the way up to a 338 Win Mag they have all been shooters.

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I must be lucky too, every M77 I've had on the bench has been plenty accurate. From 220 Swift all the way up to a 338 Win Mag they have all been shooters.
I must be lucky too then, because I own a fleet of 77's........from the old 77R....MKII's, and Hawkeyes..........and they all shoot to/exceed my expectations.........

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I've not yet shot the M77 that won't group under 1 and 1/2". That's right around where my .270 puts them.
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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.
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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.
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A very simple statement...that's holds an awful lot of truth in it...well said the ruger 77's rem 700's browning A bolts ect...have all been around a long time
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I guess alot of us are lucky with our Rugers. My dad has a .223 that shoots good and I have a stainless Hawkeye in .338Winmag that does well also.
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Most of them shoot better after a trigger job. Contrary to what some think, the M77 trigger is adjustable, by a competent gunsmith. My MK11 7 mag shoots 1 MOA, with the trigger done professionally.

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