Ken Campbell Iowa
21 April 2022
Bud .. you think that's bad ... about 1992 i had to have one of those really cute R77 Hornet rigs ... oh oh, how about 3 to 6 moa .. ?? ...
so i hopped on Compuserve and found out that was about normal ... and that some had complained to Ruger and received the reply that that was within Ruger spec.
so some of us Compuserve posters formed the * Ruger 77Hornet Victims Club * . had a few good laughs out of it anyway, and some new friends.
eventually i measured the chamber and barrel and geepers they looked ok ... so i crutched up a recoil structure and Devcon bedded it in several guessed-at areas and got 1 inch moa groups. with 50 gr Hornady SX ... the factory bedding resembles the 30 carbine ... reminds me of the game * hopscotch * ...
bedded, that little R77H suddenly got even more cuter. fwiw, i experimented with the original chambering and screwed it up ... got another take-off barrel from a member here and still got the little beauty.
I have had several R77 in varmint calibers and they all shot well ( pillared and bedded all before even testing ) ... and they are very popular here for the coyote hunters ... price, reliabilty and accurate. funny, those early econo tang models are nearing collector status now ...
just ramblin ken