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#6167584 - 02/03/16 09:15 AM Accurizing 77/22 Project
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So, has anyone on here ever bedded a Ruger 77/22 action? I've had mine for over 30 years and it's been a good shooter, but I want to take it to the next level. The only modification it's ever had was to float the barrel right after I bought it. I pulled the stock last night for the first time in 3 decades to get an idea of what might be required to bed the action, and was surprised to find that there were no pillars and the action sits directly on the wood stock with a large contact area. I really didn't remember that, or maybe didn't notice it the one and only other time the stock was off. With the very tight tolerances involved, I don't know if a traditional bedding job would work without removing some wood from the action area, and with all of the rather intricate inletting involved I don't think I want to attempt that. What say you? Try it without removing any wood? Use something else on the wood under the action like some type of sealer? Don't worry about bedding at all?

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#6168236 - 02/03/16 03:45 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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If you really want to upgrade it sent it to these guys. They are the ruger 77/22 masters.
http://www.ct-precision.com/ruger77.html
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#6168242 - 02/03/16 03:47 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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#6168246 - 02/03/16 03:50 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: Texan Til I Die]
FRA Offline
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Mine still has the rubber "boat paddle" stock, which won't take bedding. However, I had a gunsmith in Austin put a Hogue/Clark Custom 10/22 barrel on it 18 years ago and it's my favorite in my collection. I shot a 50yd, 10-shot, .2" center to center group off of a rest the first time I sighted it in with the new barrel.

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#6168342 - 02/03/16 04:33 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: Texan Til I Die]
charlesb Offline
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With so little recoil, bedding the action may not make a noticeable difference.
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#6168392 - 02/03/16 05:00 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
With so little recoil, bedding the action may not make a noticeable difference.


This was my initial thought. With such little recoil, if it's properly torqued down, it shouldn't be moving.
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#6168721 - 02/03/16 08:17 PM Re: Accurizing 77/22 Project [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: charlesb
With so little recoil, bedding the action may not make a noticeable difference.


This was my initial thought. With such little recoil, if it's properly torqued down, it shouldn't be moving.


I agree. Get a good barrel and trigger.
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