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Got me a new one too

Found some sort of semi custom Ruger 77 Mark II 250 AI on Gunbroker the other day.  I don't have it in hand yet, but here's the pictures.  

 

 

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That a 250 Savage? That

That a 250 Savage? That should be a sweet shooter. I've had trouble getting a old model Ruger M77 in 257 Roberts to shoot much less than a moa but just outside that it will do it all day long.

Sweet Rifle.

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sort of

Someone Ackleyerized it, so it's somewhere between a 250 Savage and 257 Roberts.  It's a 15% capacity increase, which should amount to something close to a 4% velocity increase (ie: 2600 fps with a 115 grain should now go 2700 fps, which is about like a 257 Roberts).  

Looks like better than standard wood, plus an ebony tip, which I don't remember seeing on Ruger 77s in the past.  Got a good enough deal that it really doesn't matter at this point because it should just be a fun little gun.

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Special dies required??? What case is it based off of??? It sure looks good. Let us know how she shoots!!!

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250 Savage

Yeah it's based on the 250 Savage case, just blown out for a little more capacity.  Midway had had Redding 250 AI dies in stock.  It's a common enough wildcat that dies are made by most manufacturers 

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Ackley's favorite imp

Ackley's favorite imp cartridge was the 250 Savage. He said it gained more than any other cartridge by improving it. I used to struggle with improved cartridge's quite a bit. kept thinking what I needed to do was have my 243 improved. never did it and doubt I ever will. I think at this point I only wanted to do it to have something different. A friend has one on a Marlin bolt rifle, 250 Ack, don't remember the model, a newer one. I've shot it once and it it shot very well. It did seem to me that the cartridge didn't chamber as well as it should have. Maybe a problem by the guy that did the rifle.

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Nice

Looks good, i have always liked ruger rifles. You are lucky to be able to use Gunbrokers: Many times i see something i like and would buy but lots of sellers in there will not ship internationally, eventhough i have a place that has a valid FFL to have it shipped to. I guess on the bright side i save money.

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Very cool !

Mark,

I have been looking for a little rig like that for a long time for my wife. I love those little 250 Savages (especially if it was an AI) Yes  .

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