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RUGER M77 HAWKEYE WITH HOGUE STOCK

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I BOUGHT THIS GUN THE DAY I LEFT TO COME OFFSHORE BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS THE COOLEST THING I'D EVER SEEN. DIDN'T DO ANY RESEARCH ON IT. THE STOCK IS RUBBER COATED BY HOGUE AND THE RIFLE ONLY COMES IN TWO CALIBERS (30-06,.270) AND I TOPPED IT OFF WITH A 3.5 X 10 X 50MM LEUPOLD VXIII. HOPE IT SHOOTS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS AND FEELS. HAS ANYONE SHOT THIS THING YET, OR HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
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M77
I have the Ruger M77 MarkII with the stainless steel barrel, and the lightweight synthetic stock. This rifle is ultralight, but shoots better than my Remington Model 700.I have my M77 in .30-06, and I cant wait to hunt with it
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hogue stock
Don't get any strong mosquito repelant on the stock. It will turn into a sticky mess. If this stock has the full length aluminum bedding block in it, which I think it does, it should be a good shooter. Probably will need some work on the trigger. Let us know how it does when you get back.
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Oh baby!
You will love it. I have a Ruger mark II in .243, well - my 13 is the actual owner. The rifle is just awesome, but I have he laminated stock on mine. The rifle you have well shoot great, but like he said, just watch what chemicals you get on it. Check the Houge website for proper care of the rubber coating. If my memory serves me correctly, you can only use warm water to clean it and they suggest no soap or detergents.
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Ruger
Have not shot the hawkeye yet, but I do own two MK IIs.

I also don't have any experience with the Hogue stock, but they are one of the most respected aftermarket synthetic stock makes in the country.

My 2 cents on ALL Ruger products. Mr. Ruger knew how to make a hunting rifle. Nothing fancy, but a good solid as a tank rifle that people could afford. The rifle may look good, but it is 100% about function with Ruger. If it lacks pretty, that's the sacrifice they will always make. I own two Mk II, a 10/22 (the 10/22 and the Mk II Pistol are the standard by which all 22s are judged), and a Red Label and ALL were bought for their function and reliability, not there looks. There will always be prettier guns, but none more functionable. Let me tell you a few things you will enjoy about the MKII:

Integral mounts, absolutely rock solid.

Three position safety that allows you to unchamber a round WITH the safety on.

Accuracy.

Control round feeding.

Lightweight, VERY solidly built rifle.

You WILL NOT like the trigger. Might as well bring it to the gunsmith now. They are supposed to have improved on the trigger, but I don't believe it. BTW, for what it's worth, both of my rifles seem to prefer heavy bullets, so you might start with that. Both like the Federal label in the premium line also. This will be an excellent gun for your grandchildrens grandchildren, go and enjoy.
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great gun
i have a hawkeye (black and stainless) and love it.
mine is in 30-06. the trigger is a little better
than the mkII but still not great. mine likes the 180 grain
hornady custom. great set up and rock solid. good luck
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