I just picked up a Ruger 77 mkII, 30/06, in trade. It was like new I doubt if it had been shot outside of the factory test fire. Its stainless with the new style synthetic stock. I'm not really fond of the stock but don't really want to shell out any big money for a replacement as this is going to be a backup/loaner rifle for the most part. I put a Leupold VXII 3-9x40 on top of it. It doesn't really shoot bad, just not great either. I guess its about what I expected of a stock ruger, roughly 1.5-1.75" groups at 100 yards off the bench with 180gr federal classic and just a little better with the Fusion.
With these injection molded plastic stocks is it even worth it to try to float teh barrel and glass bed it? There really isn't much to bed it into with that tuperware stock.
any ideas on quick fixups that might help. THe trigger on this gun isn't half bad. Are there any reasonably priced synthetic stocks out there for the MKII Rugers?
Idealy I would like to get this rifle shooting federal premium 180 HE loads into 1-1.5" groups at 100 yards.