Rebarrel recommendations?

Zoso5150

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I have a 90’s Ruger M77 Mk II in .30-06 with the zytel “skeleton” stock that has just never shot that well and considering a new barrell, and caliber (.270?) since I already have a .308.

Anyone have recommendations on where to find a drop-in replacement? Im in the Portland OR area if anyone could also recommend a reputable ‘smith.
 

Oregonmuley

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I'd give Shaen Magan @ Shaen Rifles a call - he does fantastic work and really quick turn-around on his work. Think he also posts here as Shooter71??

For finding a barrel I usually suggest checking Bugholes.com for their inventory but finding a in stock barrel right now is tough, especially one in .270. If you are open to other calibers you might have better luck finding a barrel.
 

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I’d get rid of that Tupperware stock. That’s probably part of your accuracy problem.



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I’d get rid of that Tupperware stock. That’s probably part of your accuracy problem.



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Those stocks where actually pretty stout and not like your typical plastic stock.

OP - if you did decide to upgrade and sell your old one I see them posted on occasion and they seem to sell pretty quick. But if you are good with it I'd keep it - kinda cool IMHO. And a good smith could probably open it up a bit if needed for a custom barrel.
 

Oregonmuley

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A barrell with roughly the same contour as the original so any modifications to the stock are minimal to none.

I’ll try bugholes.com as suggested.
If you aren't 100% set on a .270 - any chance you might go .280 Rem?? Or even .280AI?? If so this would be the ticket (y) The Bartein 2b contour is probably pretty similar to your factory tube.
 

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A barrell with roughly the same contour as the original so any modifications to the stock are minimal to none.

I’ll try bugholes.com as suggested.


I havent used McGowen but others on here seems to generally like them. They have a lot of contours available. The smallest contour you will find on bugholes in stock is Bart 2B, which may or not may not fit. Good barrel though.
 

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I've rebarreled a few mkII's some myself and some I sent to gunsmiths before I bought the tools to do it myself. Honestly I wouldn't spend the money on a top shelf barrel to put onto a ruger mark II. Do still have one in 35 Whelen Imp. It shoots well enough to take game but it is far from the consistency I get from other actions.

I've used lots of mcgowen barrels, in fact I just put one on an XP last week. Haven't shot it yet but I bet it'll hammer out little groups.
 

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I have no idea how he does on rebarrel but I used this guy to fit a 1911 safety, and completely re cera coat a rem 700 and paint the stock.

Everything turned out great and was done when he said.
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Big Ern

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Get a mcmillan or manners stock

barrel: bartlein, krieger, hawk hill, or proof (if want cf).

send to reputable gunsmith ie LRI, Beanland, Spartan, GAP, or any of thebother great smiths out there.

Also, get a high quality trigger ie triggertech, timney, etc. and set it under 3 lbs.

accuracy will improve substantially.
 

JBradley500

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I'd probably sell it to someone who wants the gun since they're becoming quite desirable then just buy something else.
 

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I'd probably sell it to someone who wants the gun since they're becoming quite desirable then just buy something else.
My thought as well. I know of a number of folks that buy them every chance they get. So if you are not emotionally attached to it, selling may be a good option if you can find what you want in stock.
 

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I'd give Shaen Magan @ Shaen Rifles a call - he does fantastic work and really quick turn-around on his work. Think he also posts here as Shooter71??

For finding a barrel I usually suggest checking Bugholes.com for their inventory but finding a in stock barrel right now is tough, especially one in .270. If you are open to other calibers you might have better luck finding a barrel.
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TN VOL

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Check out oregunsmithingllc.com. I’ve used them for a custom stock build and was very happy with their products and customer service. I’ve used Hart barrels for years of competition national match shooting and I wouldn’t chose any other.
 
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