This is the rifle that I was working on, as a present for my oldest daughter.
I whacked off a couple inches of stock and smoothed out a few f the sharp edges that the old M-77 Rugers seem to have. Plus I reduced the thickness of the stock around the pistol grip area for her smaller hands. the I installed a Limbsaver recoil pad. Then about 5 coats of Tung Oil.
Well it shoots great as far as accuracy is concerned....around 3/4 of an inch at 100 yards using 180 grain Winchestwer factory ammo. Which averaged 2,630 fps from this 22 inch barrel.
BUT,,,, It does not extract 100% of the time. In fact only about half the time. The rest of the time the extractr loses its perch on the rim and lets go when the casing is only half way out.
I e-mailed Ruger to see if I can buy a new extractor from them.
We will see what happens.
Another side note: This is the first time I ever played with the older original M-77s with the tang safety. I have noted that they are not a contyrolled feed as are the newer M77MKIIs. This is really a push feed with a claw extractor. But instead of a fixed ejector, it has a Remington type spring loaded plunger type. HOW WEIRD.
I can see why they changed it.