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Any Ruger lovers out there?
Old 07-15-2014, 04:55 PM
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Default Any Ruger lovers out there?

It didn't take me long to miss my 220 Swift. The black gun is nice but no cigar. So I have been looking for a Swift....and found one! It's a Ruger 77v born in 1973 in 99% condition and little shot. It has a beautiful Mauser action with a streamlined shroud and the tang safety. The barrel is a Douglas 26" one in 14 twist(factory) contoured in Varmint heavy. The bolt is numbered to the gun and has that huge claw extractor and sculptured handle. The bolt stop/ejector is Mauser and the hinged floorplate is actually functional and closes with a "click". In all honesty, I never knew that Ruger made such a beautiful classic in that after 3 years, the "modernization" process started. This is the most functional gun I have ever handled but it wouldn't be right to change my handle to RugerRick as they just didn't live that long. I loaded up some 45 grain Sierra Varminters today and you guessed it.....close to perfection in the first 5 shot group. Now, what is there not to like?
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