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Old June 29, 2019, 17:48   #1
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308 Ruger Boat Paddle

Picked up a used 308 Stainless Ruger 77 MkII with the boat paddle Zytel stock for $500.

Came with an old Weaver Micro-Trac 3x9 scope but I'll likely install a new Weaver Grand Slam 2x8 scope on it.
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Old June 29, 2019, 19:42   #2
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My 270 shoots amazingly well. I actually bought it to take to South Africa for a hunt and sell it there to a friend, but after shooting several 1/2 inch groups sighting it in, I bought another and kept this one..
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Old June 29, 2019, 21:29   #3
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I saw a ruger in 270 that the owner had stupidly fired a 308 in. Did not hurt the rifle.
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Old June 29, 2019, 21:36   #4
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Now you need to find yourself a boat paddle 77/22.

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Old June 30, 2019, 09:33   #5
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Now you need to find yourself a boat paddle 77/22.

True - I have a Stainless All Weather 77/22 in 22lr but it has a laminated stock.
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Old June 30, 2019, 19:41   #6
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That is my western Oregon hunting rifle, the rainy side. Cut the barrel to just legal and crowned it. Luepold 6x on it. It's been a great rifle and 308 a good caliber. I wish it had better sling mounts but I can get by.
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Went looking for one of those in .223 a few years back. Never did find what I was looking for at a price I was willing to pay. I've always liked the look of that stock. Let us know how she shoots.

For what it is worth, I'd save for a few months then replace that Weaver with a Leupold 2-7 or 3-9.
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Old July 03, 2019, 15:51   #8
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Went looking for one of those in .223 a few years back. Never did find what I was looking for at a price I was willing to pay. I've always liked the look of that stock. Let us know how she shoots.

For what it is worth, I'd save for a few months then replace that Weaver with a Leupold 2-7 or 3-9.
Already installed a 2x8 Weaver Grand Slam - nice made in japan glass.
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Already installed a 2x8 Weaver Grand Slam - nice made in japan glass.
Well,make sure we get a range report. Congrats on a good score.
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Those boat-paddle 77s have long had a cult following among hunters.
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I bought mine when they first came out. Around here it rains like hell during hunting season so stainless steel sure made it easier to clean up. I say clean up because unless you road hunt the brush is really thick and most of the ground steep. Even if you kill something in a logged off area it's a muddy adventure to get your kill brought in.

Rifle is light weight and like I said I cut mine short to get through the heavy brush and not get hung up. I won't ever sell mine.
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