can anyone tell me about this gun, good or bad , have a chance to buy it , nice condition , just never seen a 77 tang safey with a 20 inch bull barrel , think that barrel is to short to get most out of 25/06 , I was thinking make a nice tree stand gun , iam guessing made in 90s ?
The only tang safety Rugers with that short of a barrel that I know of were the RL and RLS models, but they had a light/ultra light contour barrel. They also had a narrow forend and ebony tip. I also dont ever remember seeing them chambered in 25-06. My guess would be that someone had a 77V (heavy barrel) barrel cut down to that length? Could also be a special run for one of the distributers, but I doubt it.
Personally a 20" bull barrel 25-06 doesnt make alot of sense to me. If I wanted a bull barrel 25-06, I would want a longer barrel. If I wanted a short barrel 25-06, I would want it in a light contour. Like already mentioned, velocity will most likely be down with that short of a barrel.
to some people ballistics mean nothing. The guy might have had a 25-06 when he was a kid and wanted another made for himself later in life because that was the best whitetail cartridge ever because that's what he used for his childhood. Some people are ignorant of the truth and wont believe anything anyone tells them. And remember the customers always right.
“If you want to know all about a man, go camping with him. Probably you think you know him already, but if you have never camped on the trail with him, you do not”. Eldred Nathaniel-Woodcock. “Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper.”