Rugers are excellent, well made American rifles with a POS "lawyer" trigger that is easily replaced with a Timney Adjustable trigger. They are accurate and Ruger has one of the best customer services departments going. If you like the one you found, buy it and have no fears as it will serve you well for many years to come. LawdogSigma said:Hi Guys,
Just stopped by a place that had a Ruger M77 in Walnut in 6.5x55.
Do not have any Ruger rifles yet, but like the caliber. From what I've read, the trigger needs some work. How about otherwise? Anyone have experience with these rifles?
It's like you took the words out of my mouth. I have a Ruger M77 in 7mm mag and love everthing about it except the trigger. Built solid as a rock, love the mauser style action, and they are easily some of the nicest looking rifles out there for under 1000 dollars. The trigger? Straight out of the box it felt like you needed to put one foot against a tree to get enough leverage to actually pull it till it fired. By God no one is ever going to be able to claim that an unmodified Ruger rifle went off by accident. Which is, I guess, the point of it being that heavy. If Ruger would add a good adjustable trigger and free float the barrel on their M77's they would outsell every other rifle in America.Rugers are excellent, well made American rifles with a POS "lawyer" trigger that is easily replaced with a Timney Adjustable trigger.