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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2014, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

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 ?

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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

You won't be getting 25-06 performance out of a 20" tube. Also, I can't see that rifle leaving the factory with a 20" barrel. I could be wrong.
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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

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.

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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

In a 20 inch barrel you will get 243 ballistics from your 25/06...Makes no sense!
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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

Not a stock gun from Ruger, the barrel was cut down. Not to sure how that would affect accuracy. Might still be a nice rifle to have tho.
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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

I wouldn't hop on that one. 20" is definitely too short for the 25-06. I have a 22" on mine and that is even pushing it. For that round, 24"-26" is ideal. That gun would be extremely loud too!

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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull barrel

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In a 20 inch barrel you will get 243 ballistics from your 25/06...Makes no sense!

Yup. That about sums up your performance expectations. I really don't understand why a gunsmith wouldn't try to talk someone out of a barrel that short.

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Re: ruger 77 25/06 20 inch bull 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.

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