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Old 10-22-2008, 01:45 PM
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Default ruger hawkeyes anygood?

Anyone have one of these are they good shooters? Need another rifle.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:05 PM
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Just bought one in .375 Ruger and with Hornady factory ammo will do 1"/100 yards, which is pretty good for a beast. This is the first Ruger centerfire that I have owned, so far so good.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:35 PM
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I also have one in .375 Ruger ( Alaskan ) and with handloads...270 Barnes TSX & Hornady 270 spire point 1/2"-5/8" is the norm for 3 rounds @ 100yds !!
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:51 PM
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I have one in a 257Roberts It,ll do 3/4 inch @ 100 yrds love it
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:05 PM
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i considered it at a time, but handling it at the shop didn't really impress me... for some reason the bolt wasn't that smooth... i'm comparing to a remington 700 or even my old ruger m77
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:29 PM
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Thumbs up M77

The Rugers are a great hunting rifle, one of the best, IMO.

My latest rifle, not a Hawkeye, but a M77MII LH SS in 30-06, has really impressed me with Federal 180 SP. The least expensive factory loading available. Consistently puts it's 1st 2 shots under 1/2", 3rd shot at 1-1 1/4", no waiting between shots. Didn't expect that till after the whole load development/bedding/floating/trigger routine...... if ever.

Lousy trigger though, the Hawkeyes are supposed to be better in that department.

If Ruger ever makes the aforementioned Alaskan in LH..... I will have one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:32 AM
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I have a 257 Roberts. sub MOA with Berger bullets. 1/2-3/4" at 100 3" at 400. That is about all this little guy is good for.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:54 AM
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From what I'm hearing the Hawkeye's LC6 trigger is actually worse than the triggers on the MKII's.
Some are saying the LC stands for Lawyer Certified.

The Timney triggers for the MKII's will drop in and replace the LC6 apparently.

Outside of a trigger reminicent of pulling a coathanger through a bag full of rocks, they are a solid platform with some good features.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:36 AM
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Deemoss , what caliber is your older M77 ??
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