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New stock for a Ruger M77

I am considering a new stock for my .270 M77. It has the boat paddle black synthetic stock with the rock hard recoil pad. I'd like to see if I can get a bit tighter groups put of the gun and was thinking about starting with the stock. Anybody know who makes a good replacement stock for the M77? Also, anybody with experience tuning Ruger triggers?

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New stock for a Ruger M77

The only stock I would consider is the HS Precision. It has aluminum bedding. Price is around $280 but well worth it. The quailty is outstanding. Small price for a great stock and improved accuracy.

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I have the HS precision on my sendero and I will echo the quality. It is an extremely high quality stock but a bit on the heavy side.

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McMillan makes good stocks. Is it really just an M77 or an M77 MkII? The tang safety on the M77 will probably require that you get a stock specifically for that model.

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I like hogue stocks as well, although I'm not sure that they make one for the M77. Choate and HS Precision are nice too.

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Sorry.... It's an M77 MKII. I've been looking at the HS Precision. They are nice, but spendy. I think I need to do a few other things to determine of my problems with accuracy (3-4" Groups at 100yds) can be cleaned up with a stock or if I have another issue that I haven't found yet. The rifle has pretty much always shot this way.

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http://www.gunsandammomag.com/long_guns/m77_121405/

Hi, I wouldn't be going out and buying a new stock yet. The link above gives you a test group chart that I personaly don't agree with. A ruger 77is capable of extremely fine accuracy, right out of the box usually.

I would first have the stock glass bedded. A very simple procedure for someone that knows how.
You could compare 130 gr and 150 gr for grouping but I'll bet that is not theproblem either, especially with a 270.

Is your rifle scoped ? What make and model? What ammo?

I'll further go out on the limb and say that your rifle is capable of 1 " groups without the purchase of a new stock.

Hang tight,you're going to get some good input from the BGH gang.

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What kind of cost am I looking at to have the existing stock glass bedded vs. a new stock?

I am going to buy a couple different brands of premium ammo to get a good baseline on my groups before I do anything else.

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$ 25.00

thereare a few ways to do it but basically this is how it's done.. Remove stoch. A dye is put on the metal and stock put on and removed. Dye indicates on stock any low points(no contact) A bedding,usually fiberglass is used to fill low spots and make perfect contact. Sometimes the first couple of inches of barrel are bedded,the remaining free floated.
You probably have someone right in your community that would do it in 10 minutes for nothing.
When the action is bedded and barrel floated you can take a piece of paper,placei it around the barrel and slide it up to the breach or wherebedding stops. Even if you can do that now the action should still be bedded.

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