This is a modified Ruger M77MKII STAINLESS All Weather in 350 Rem Mag.
Sourdough Survivor 015.jpgSourdough Survivor 009.jpgI was not very happy with it as it came out of the box. It was rather flashy and not very accurate.
SO... I changed a few things.
1. New muzzle crown
2. Polished feed ramp and bolt rails.
3. Installed front sight base.
4. Installed fiber optic front sight bead.
5. Bought a NEGC rear emergency peep sight.
6. Used Warne quick detach scope rings and a 2x7 Leupold.
7. Glass bed action and barrel channel ( It needed it with my warm hand-loads)
To include extra re-enforcement behind main action screw.
8. Install water tight storage area in butt stock.
9. Visually subdue stock and action
10. Store peep sight in stock compartment.
11. Cleaning cable, brush and patch eye in butt stock
12. Lube bottle in butt stock.
13. Add second sling attach points on left side so rifle can be slung like a pack while climbing using two slings.
14. Fill remaining stock voids with dense foam.
As it is now, it will fire the following at 0.50 to 1.00 MOA:
200 Grain Rem Spitzers at 3,000 fps
200 grain Barnes Triple Shocks at 2,890 fps
225 Sierra Game King at 2,800 fps
220 Speer semi sires at 2,800 fps
225 grain Kodiak Bonded at 2,800 fps.
250 Hornady Round and spitzer at 2,560 fps
250 Grain Nosler partitions at 2,500 fps
275 grain Barnes and Kodiak Bonded at 2,450 fps
For this project I wanted:
1. Controlled Feed.
2. A safety that would lock the firing pin. (which the MKII does in the last position)
3. Stainless if possible.
4. A longer magazine box than the short action Remington's.
5. A rifling twist that will handle heavy bullets.