I just found an old reloading manual that went missing relatively early in my shooting/reloading career.
I was looking at my old 223 load notes and those notes reminded me of how much I used to despise the mini- 14. I also had some pretty negative notes in regards to a Ruger 77/44 mag that didn't shoot so well. However that gun belonged to a local gun shop and I just played with it till the ammo was shot up. I don't think it got a fair shake.......Heck-a-fire there was even a time when I hated anything from Glock.
Here I am all these years later with a Glock bumper sticker on my truck and I own a couple of Mini-14s that I would not trade for any black gun. As I see it back in those days I had never given Glock a chance. They sounded like a dart gun when dry fired and the Mini 14 that I had back then wouldn't work with any of the dozen after market magazines that were thrown in on the deal.
I have come to realize is that both the Glocks & Mini 14s are a whole lot better now-a-day than they used to be. I have also come to realize that I wasn't smart enough to pour pi$$ out of a boot in regards to good vs evil in the guns and shooting world. I ate whatever the gun rags spoon fed to me.
Now this brings us to the Ruger 77 44 mag. Does anybody in the Great land or elswhere use the 77/44? I would sure appreciate some feed back if you don't mind.