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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 04:17 PM
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Rifles with dropping floorplates or detactable mags

Most of the rifles I have are bolt actions with the dropping floorplates. It is really nice at the end of a day hunting to be able to clear the extra cartridges at the push of a button and then clear the chamber. I like the idea of a dropping magazine if it is quiet and locks up nicely in the rifle. Some of the detachable magazines change the feel on the bottom of the rifle and I don't think I would want that. I end up carrying my rifle for hours cradled in my hand with my hand right at the balance point. I would make sure to buy a spare magazine if I had one with a detachable magazine as I would figure out a way to leave it back at the camper or drop it in the woods. I know the rest of you in the forum are to smart for that but you let me be a member anyway....Thanks

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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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The more I have been looking around and reading advice, for the price..and the bang for the buck..i am really liking the Ruger M77 all-weather. Anyone use this rifle?
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post #23 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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The Ruger M77 series are great rifles..

I would make sure that any Ruger M77 you buy is from the upgraded Hawkeye series. They changed the stock design and the trigger when they upgraded the M77 MKII to the Hawkeye. My Son bought a M77 Hawkeye in the shiney satin blue and loves it.

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post #24 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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I would make sure that any Ruger M77 you buy is from the upgraded Hawkeye series. They changed the stock design and the trigger when they upgraded the M77 MKII to the Hawkeye. My Son bought a M77 Hawkeye in the shiney satin blue and loves it.

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Thanks, yes the one i was looking at was hawkeye.
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My M77 All weather is the old Boat paddle style & I love it
personally I like the feel of the original stock over the New one but the Hawkeye is a great rifle mine is in.270 with a blued finish did not want stainless back then as they were polished

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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well guys, thanks for all of the advice...ordered my rifle today. I have been watching Ruger M77 hawkeyes, Mossberg 4x4's, and Savage 114 among others. Found an incredible deal on the Savage 114 American Classic..New..for $200 less than the best places i could find like cheaper than dirt and bud;'s gun shop.

$495 shipped. I think that is a sweet deal..what do you think?

It should look nice with my Bone Collector Elite Scope. Cant wait to get it, sight it in, and get ready for fall!
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post #27 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 03:41 PM
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Congrats on your purchase!
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Firearms are like potato chips- you are not DONE....

Sounds like you got a great deal. Make sure to let us know how the rifle/scope combo works out for you. Remember to take your time breaking it in and try different bullet weights or manufactures to see if your rifle has a preference.

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post #29 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 08:11 PM
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very nice. savage makes nice rifles. what cal. did ya get her in? beings its an American classic I guess its a wood stock. I love wood stocks. every rifle I have gotten with a composite stock never stayed around long. Also as said above try out differant ammo brands and weights until you find the sweet spot

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post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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It is a wood stock in .270 Win.

I have heard to try all kinds of different weight and manufacturer ammo to see what the rifle likes best...thanks again.
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