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Old 02-20-2017, 11:51 AM
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Mine is a 1999 All-Weather stainless with the boat paddle stock.
It came with the "F150T" trigger... requires an F150 + tow chain to pull it...

The Volquartsen sear kit #VC77TS took the pull down from 5 pounds to 2.5 +/- using the Lyman digital pull scale.

I also tried to install the Volquartsen magazine extender #VC77MR-B, but this does not fit.
This part is for wood stocks only, as the hinge pin is in a different location, and the latch itself is entirely different.

Volquartsen does not have any info about this part on their web site.
However, they offered me a refund, which I will accept. Good of them, much appreciated.

I really did want a Ruger #7044... walnut, stainless, bull barrel... but didn't want to spend $1000 for one.
Especially since they are not as accurate as the CZ or Savage.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:15 PM
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Lol

I own 3 CZ 455s, a 452 and a 453 as well as 4 77/22s in 22LR. Not a scientifically valid sample size, but it's what I can personally speak to.

To claim that any of these is "more accurate" than the others would be foolish. They all perform very well under normal shooting conditions. Of course this is going to vary from person to person

My new VBZ is knocking my socks off! A very nice shooter.

bgavin, you should find your boat paddle an easy sell, they are pretty desirable. I would think you could buy a new 455 with the proceeds!
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whoops, double post...
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:32 PM
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Maybe Ruger isn't so dumb at all. They are a free enterprise business and their primary goal is to make money. They have decided that the majority of gun buyers want as cheap a product as possible and aren't concerned about classic design or esthetics at all. And they may well be right.

Just about everybody who praises the Ruger 77/22 also describes the various modifications that they have had to make to get the rifle to shoot accurately. The Ruger American doesn't seem to get modified as much.

Having said that, I believe that if Bill Ruger was still alive he would keep the 77/22 in the line just because he admired good taste and impeccable design and that he would subsidize with 77/22 with sales of the 10/22 and the American.
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:41 AM
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Never did much care for the 77/22. Built the of them for myself and two brothers. Real shooters by the time I finished with them. Cons were, sloppy parts tolerance, goofy scope mount.
All three are down the road to someone else's closet.
Lots of better options oit there.

I won't miss it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:13 PM
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"goofy scope mount."
Ha Ha, you have to be joking! That is if you are comparing any other 22 with wimpy machined in mounts. Dont know what you problem is, I have only one 77/22, the scope removes and installs without loosing center or location ever.
Many different views on various makes, I happen to think CZ are low ball, but I dont go on that forum and say so.

" Cons were, sloppy parts tolerance,"
"Real shooters by the time I finished with them"
Care to share your expertise?-Really, just what did you do to overcome such odds.

"All three are down the road to someone else's closet."
Wow, and after all that work making them Real Shooters!

"Lots of better options oit there."

To be brutally honest, if one wants to have a 77/22 shoot and function like a more expensive custom rifle, one of these is handy for the task.


One can read on here there are many 77/22s that shoot fine, there are ones that could use improvment such as my own, it was not hard to remedy that, a gunsmith can take care of any factory short coming at reasonable cost.

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Old 02-22-2017, 02:51 PM
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It is sometimes said that Ruger sells semi finished guns at reasonable cost. As they come from the factory they are fine for the casual shooter. The accuracy enthusiast, however, has to spend a bit of money to tweak a Ruger into a super accurate shooter.

That's okay with the Ruger 10/22 which is fairly inexpensive in stock form. Unfortunately, the Ruger 77/22 was priced very high and you had to pay a premium to get one even before you spent some time and money on the modifications.

The CZ line is priced much lower and, regrettably, the purpose of spending even more money on the Ruger 77/22 was to get it to match CZ accuracy.
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:10 PM
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Yes, in my view as a machinist-its a parts kit.
The 77/22 is a heavier built rifle with some features I find desirable that are not available on other rifles such as the scope mounts, safety and magazine.

Because I am a machinist and like the rifle, I super detailed the entire rifle, something like that would be costly to have done, as much was hand work. However machine work to just tighten up the rifles groups is not that costly.

No interest in the CZ at all, they just dont fit me.

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I don't know about all this negativity. My 77/22 was accurate enough before I worked on the trigger, something that these days needs some sort of improvement on most production firearms. I stopped fine-tuning mine when winter and my Ruger Precision Rifle showed up. I plan to take tomorrow afternoon off to test some loads in it (70 degrees and light winds in February in Pennsylvania???).

No production firearm is perfect to all people. When attractive, classic-styled bolt-action 22s have all but disappeared from the marketplace, the old 77/22 really isn't so bad.

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Congratulations on finding a new 77/22.

I’ve owned one since the early days. To me, the biggest advantage is the magazine. I think it was a mistake for Ruger to drop the 77/22 for a cheaper bolt action 22 rifle. Looking at it from their perspective, they couldn’t compete with CZ in that niche market of reasonably accurate 22 rifles at a decent cost. I recently purchased a like new 77/22 with a Boat Paddle stock. They are “keepers “.

Enjoy your new rifle.
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I enjoy my 77/22. CPC worked it over and it now lives in a new stock. But one is enough for me.
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Guess I got lucky. Early July I got a like new 77/22, blue, fiber stock, for $425.00. Not a mark on it. I since did the Volquartsen sear and spring. Great shooter.
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I enjoy my 77/22. CPC worked it over and it now lives in a new stock. But one is enough for me.
I may do that with my old original 77/22. It could use the service.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:33 PM
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I have a NIB 77/22WRM All Weather I don't need.
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