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Getting a new gun, any opinions

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by MT4x4Tacoma, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    MT4x4Tacoma

    MT4x4Tacoma [OP] MT4x4Tacoma

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    I am looking at getting a Ruger MK77 Hawkeye.

    I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about Ruger. Are they a good quality gun? If not what do you recommend for a reasonable price.

    Also, does anyone one shoot a .280cal rifle?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    never had/have any problems with my ruger p95dc. good gun. good customer service.

    made in AZ!!
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    Rmodel65

    Rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    havent heard anything bad about them...what kind of shooting do you intend to use it for?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    So what model are you looking for in the 280 caliber. They make 11 models to choose from. I found one from Gunbroker.com.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=253797733
    This is a pretty good deal and you cant go wrong with Ruger. They make decent rifles that go bang.
    I personally have Browning in a A-bolt SS stalker with the Boss. Just added a Stockys thumbhole stock in the laminated blue.
    [​IMG]
    I take it your looking for a hunting rifle or are you mainly going to target shoot. If your hunting the 270 is a more popular round than the 280 as it will be easier to get a hold of in stores and cheaper to reload if need be.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Take a look at the new Ruger Gunsite Scout rifle. It is based on the MK77 but it is available only in .308. A Ruger rifle will last as long as you are able to pull the trigger if properly maintanied.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Yes females can shoot guns too.

    I am using this rifle for hunting elk and deer.
    It is a Ruger Mk77 Hawkeye 280
     
  9. Sep 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    I have a M77 in 30-06. Its a great shooting rifle. I have only shot a rabbit with it. (Not the greatest gun to shot rabbits with) they carry really nicely too.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    I'll take one too please.

    i mean welcome also.

    ruger's are quality rifles every kid who has ever owned or fired a .22 has probably fired a Ruger 10/22
     
  11. Sep 30, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    You can't go wrong with that option. Light recoil, flat trajectory...the .280 is really underrated for the performance I've experienced. One of the best "mods" for one of those rifles is some trigger work...from the factory they're usually pretty stiff. Nice decision...good luck with it!
     
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