Ruger M 77 Mark II

Ruger M 77 Mark II

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Details: Wide choice. You want the 6.5x55 Swedish, 7x57, .260, .270, or .280. Bolt action; 7 lb.; 22 chrome-moly barrel. Walnut stock. $634; with iron sights, $713. The Scoop: Unglamorous. All it will do is take deer for you. The triggers are not very good, and if you really want to do something about it, you'll have to get an aftermarket replacement. There is no sounder gun around.