M77 Mark II Target 6.5 Creedmoor 28 Inch Contour Barrel Hawkeye Matte Stainless Finish Black Laminated Stock 4 Round
Handsome and Accurate, for 20 Years and Counting. Ruger® M77® Mark II Target rifles are time-tested, bolt-action, special-application rifles at a great value. These rifles feature a matte stainless steel finish that resists corrosion. The heavy contour, hammer-forged barrel with target crown provides long-range accuracy shot after shot. The wide, target forend gives stability on sandbags or other support surfaces. Its greatest value comes from the features that have defined the M77 Mark II family of rifles for the last 20 years. With a one-piece bolt that has proven to be one of the strongest on the market, integral scope bases which can never shoot loose, and a diagonally angled forend screw that adds accuracy by securely pulling the barreled action down into the handsome, black laminate stock for accurate shooting, the M77 Mark II Target rifle proves its value as a workhorse in the field and at the range.
UNIQUE TWO-STAGE TARGET TRIGGER featuring a short "take-up" stage, followed by a crisp, light target pull withno creep or overtravel.
NON-ROTATING, MAUSER-TYPE CONTROLLED ROUND FEED EXTRACTOR is the most positive case extractionsystem ever invented, and features a fixed blade-type ejector that positively ejects the empty cases as the bolt ismoved fully rearward.
HINGED SOLID-STEEL FLOORPLATE for easy unloading without having to chamber each cartridge and a patented latchthat is flush with the trigger guard to avoid accidental dumping of cartridges.
THREE-POSITION SAFETY is easily accessible and allows the shooter to lock the bolt or to load and unload the riflewith the safety engaged.
PATENTED INTEGRAL SCOPE MOUNTS, machined directly on the solid-steel receiver provide a stable mountingsurface for scope rings, eliminating a potential source of looseness and inaccuracy in the field (scope rings included FREE).
ALSO FEATURES: rugged one-piece, stainless steel bolt; studs for mounting sling swivels.
"The 6.5 Creedmoor resulted from a conversation in 2007 at Camp Perry between Hornady Senior Ballistician Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, general manager of Creedmoor Sports and 2005 NRA National High Power Champion, about the ideal match cartridge. DeMille suggested a list of characteristics, including match-grade accuracy, a high-ballistic coefficient (BC) bullet, low recoil, good barrel and brass life, moderate chamber pressure, wide availability, affordable and a 2.800-inch overall length for feeding from short-action magazines. Emary took DeMille's list back to Hornady and used it to begin development of a new cartridge.
Emary selected 6.5 mm for the new round because of the available selection of 0.264-inch-diameter match projectiles, all of which offer high ballistic coefficients and excellent accuracy." By Stanton Wormley, Jr., American Rifleman Magazine March 2009
A new hunting cartridge is born! The first production cartridge EVER developed from the ground up to be a TRUE match cartridge, is now being loaded with Hornady hunting bullets that will take advantage of this true modern rifleman’s cartridge.
Originally developed from the ground up to give competitive shooters a factory-loaded cartridge that would allow them to compete and win in the highest levels of competitive shooting. With pedigree firmly rooted in precision shooting, the 6.5 Creedmoor is making its way into the world of hunting. Chambered by both Ruger and DPMS in hunting rifles, the 6.5 Creedmoor is making its debut as a hunting round in our new Superformance™ line of ammunition. Loaded with both the new 120 grain GMX® and the venerable 129 grain SST®, the 6.5 Creedmoor brings a world of precision-based performance to the hunting arena, and it’s light recoil make it a DREAM to shoot for extended periods. It’s perfect for any North American game up to and including Elk.
The 6.5 Creedmoor Superformance is loaded with Hornady SST or GMX bullets.