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Ruger Compact M77CR MKII .308 Win.

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We thought the Ruger Compact had pleasant, well-proportioned lines despite its short weight. But this small rifle needed both a trigger job and a decent recoil pad. Our huge 12X Leupold was inappropriate for so small a rifle.

Ruger Compact M77CR MKII .308 Win.

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Ruger wisely kept the vulnerable trigger guard steel, though the hinged floorplate was aluminum. Check out the fiddleback grain.
We chose to use our gray scope rings instead of the blued ones that came with the rifle. That's a controlled-feed bolt. The rifle worked perfectly, and had more than enough accuracy, we thought. Weight scoped: 6.9 pounds.
The Kimber's bolt, left, is dwarfed by the Ruger's standard-size bolt. Both have controlled feed, and both were quite smooth.

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