77 Hawkeye Build

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by yankee, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. yankee

    yankee New Member

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    Last year I bought a 77 Hawkeye Ultralight All-Weather in .243 Win. Sweet shooter. I love the rifle. Well, I think I might want to make it a 308 WIN or 338 FED. I've searched for a 308 Ultralight (20 inches) barrel but I can't find it. Ruger told me they wouldn't re-barrel it for me. I want to keep the Ultralight barrel profile.
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to Rugertalk yankee,

    I moved your first post to Introductions, as it is customary to start there, so you can get a proper welcome from the good folks here, and...tell us a little about yourself.

    Thanks for joining us,

    Sorry I cant help ya on your search for info on a barrel.



    Jim
     

  3. yankee

    yankee New Member

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    Alright,

    Originally from Upstate NY, living in Georgia, in the process of moving back to CNY. Been shooting since I was 14 (29 now). I dabbled in hunting in my junior and senior year of HS, now getting back into chasing whitetails.

    I have a couple guns.
    Glock 17 & 23
    S&W M&P40 & M&P45
    Browning Buckmark .22LR
    Savage 111 .30-06
    Armalite M15A2 5.56mm
    Ruger 10/22 .22LR
    Ruger 77 Hawkeye Ultralight All-Weather .243 WIN
    Marlin (Pre-Remington) 336 .30-30 WCF
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thank you for the introduction.

    Nice collection you got there.



    Jim
     
  5. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I hope you realize that an Ultralight in .308 would probably kick worse than your Savage .30-06.
     
  6. yankee

    yankee New Member

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    One of the many factors I'm weighing. I like 243 Winchester. Low recoil, enough power out to ranges no one should ever shoot for medium big game.
     
  7. CatamountRob

    CatamountRob New Member

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    Ruger has made RL's in the past that were chambered in .308 Winchester, so they are certainly around. If you wish to re-barrel the rifle you have and Ruger won't do it, start checking with barrel makers and talk to some gunsmiths. What you want can certainly be done.