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#12204847 - 08/13/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: hatari]  
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Today, a buddy of mine, and I, went to a local range with 3 Ruger RAR rifles. All three of them outshot the two 77/22s I owned, my buddy's "regular" full-sized .22 showed some real genuine love for Velocitors, too. My Predator is pretty good, but his rifle put mine to shame, and he was pleased with his HMR compact, too.
While I liked the 77/22s, the RARs seem to outshoot them for half the price, or less.


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#12204852 - 08/13/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: ratsmacker]  
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I have yet to find a Ruger American that won't shoot either.




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#12204892 - 08/13/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: Slope77]  
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The centerfire Leupold 2-7x33 scopes will work on them. I've used the Vari-X and the VX1. IMO they're not too big for the rifle and are brighter with better eye relief and faster target pick up than the smaller rimfire scope. Leupold will reset the parallax to rimfire distances for around sixty bucks or you can do it yourself. There's a good thread on this at "Rimfire Central". It's not that hard to do. I'd try it before resetting it. It might work fine as is.

The old M8 4x28 will work on it too. At that low a magnification there was no need to change the parallax setting on mine.

#12204934 - 08/13/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: hatari]  
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Those RAR rifles will out shoot my Marlin 39A's too at near 1/3 the price but I don't see not acquiring any more of them if one comes along again. Just saying.


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#12205062 - 08/13/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: 43Shooter]  
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Originally Posted by 43Shooter
The centerfire Leupold 2-7x33 scopes will work on them. I've used the Vari-X and the VX1. IMO they're not too big for the rifle and are brighter with better eye relief and faster target pick up than the smaller rimfire scope. Leupold will reset the parallax to rimfire distances for around sixty bucks or you can do it yourself. There's a good thread on this at "Rimfire Central". It's not that hard to do. I'd try it before resetting it. It might work fine as is.

The old M8 4x28 will work on it too. At that low a magnification there was no need to change the parallax setting on mine.


I wish I had one to try!

#12207897 - 08/14/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: blanket]  
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Originally Posted by blanket
Originally Posted by TREE_EM
Rreat rifles once they're tuned.
All it takes is
Set back barrel and recut chamber with a match reamer
Re crown
Tune trigger
Shim bolt
Bedding job
Properly torque action screws

Mine will shoot well under MOA with quality ammo

Or you could buy a CZ and just shoot it with the $$ left



CZ's shoot nice out of the box but if you want a Stainless Steel rifle, flush fitting 10 round magizine or a proper 3 position safety you need a 77/22. Plus it gives me the advantage of cheap practice and small game hunting with the same platform I use for big game.

#12208331 - 08/14/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: deflave]  
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Originally Posted by deflave
Nobody ever tinkers with CZ's...

On the left is a group from my 77/22. The little orange dot fell off due to abuse.


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That group on the left you shot at 25 yards is somethin else..wow.

#12208689 - 08/15/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: hatari]  
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I have two and I guess I was "lucky" didn't have to do anything but trigger jobs on them and they shoot. Both are boat paddle stocked - one was a .22 magnum that I installed an after market .17 HRM barrel on and shoots around 1" at 100yds consistently with 17g VMAX; the other is in .22LR that I use as my rainy day squirrel rifle and my informal target gun (we have local shoots here in western PA at 100ft offhand for meat and wood walk shoots at steel target) and it does pretty good at these shoots which are dominated by rifles that are typically very accurate (i.e. Anschutz, CZ, Winchester 52s, Remington 40X and 541s, Coopers, 77/22s even a few RAR are showing up).

I shoot my .22LR with a Nikon EFR that seems to be just about right on this rifle.......I would offer around $450 for it, your friend could probably get a little more if he wanted.

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#12208707 - 08/15/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: deflave]  
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Some day I might find the time to shoot mine and see if it's decent or not.. It's still NIB... Dangit..


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#12209321 - 08/15/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: hatari]  
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I had my 541 stolen out of my truck in the early 90's. At the time, Remington had suspended production on them and was concentrating on center fire only due to Clinton so I was unable to order another one. I bought a new 77/22 Walnut. For some reason I was never able to get it to shoot as good as I had hoped. I moved it about a year later once the 541's were once again available. I have never owned another or ever felt the desire. I know it was only a sample of one, but have several friends that have various models of the 77/22. I have yet to find one that I feel I would care to own. Just my opinion, but the CZ is a much better rifle in my hands. I really enjoy a fine rimfire and have several from various makers. Maybe someday I will try one again.


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#12209666 - 08/15/17 Re: Ruger 77/22 [Re: Crappie_Killer]  
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Originally Posted by Crappie_Killer
I had my 541 stolen out of my truck in the early 90's.
Dang... Sorry to hear of that. Those 541s can flat out SHOOT. I have a 541T and with Eley ammo it will put shots into basically one hole if I do my part.


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