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I just bought a Ruger M77 7MM Rem Mag. I would like to put a fluted barrel on it. Do I have to put a Ruger Barrel on it or can I buy another Brand of Barrel? If any one can answer this question that would be great. Thanks!
 

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I just bought a Ruger M77 7MM Rem Mag. I would like to put a fluted barrel on it. Do I have to put a Ruger Barrel on it or can I buy another Brand of Barrel? If any one can answer this question that would be great. Thanks!
You can buy any old type you'd like! How's that! A company I've used is E.R. Shaw as someone who makes good barrels at a fair price. I also have a custom Douglas barrel on a m98 and it shoots a ton! Simply look around, find a manufacturer that looks good to you and go for it. For the record, I like the looks of a fluted barrel and really like the one rifle I own with one.

Good Luck! :D
 

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You can put any barrel on that Ruger like Kreiger,Pac-Nor,Hart,Rock,
Lilja,Broughton,Lawton,Brux,Shilen etc.

Shilen,Kreiger,Hart,Pac-Nor offer rebarreling service not sure about the others I mention but they could rec a good gunsmith to install a barrel for you.

Most have a mim contour that they will flute and that contour more than likley won't match your factory barrel so have to open the barrel channel.

I've got a Rock 270 barrel at gunsmith now for a 270WBy only barrel I mentioned above that I don't have on a rifle is a Brux.

Well good luck.
 

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Have a tang safety Ruger M77 with a Douglas Premium stainless barrel on it in the cleaning rack right now. It started life as a 7mm Rem Mag and used until the throat opened up and the bore began to pit. The Douglas blank was installed and chambered for 7mm Dakota. A Bell & Carlson thumb hole stock with bedding frame in camo exterior was installed with a Leupold VX-II 3x9 scope to complete. Quite a nice shooting rifle.
 

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Here's another option. http://www.mcgowenbarrel.com/ This company makes a nice, hand lapped barrel for a reasonable price. They will also do all the fitting and usually only takes them about two months. I've used them for two builds that I wanted pretty quick and have had good results. I did have problems with one, sent if back and they rebarreled it and that one shoots great now. Krieger is one of the top barrels going, but he has a seven month lead time right now, just on the barrel, if he does the fitting, add about another month. I know that's current because he's redoing my 6.5-284 I ruined. E.R. Shaw, are good quality OEM production style barrel, you have a little better odds in getting a good shooter over you're factory barrel. Douglas makes a nice barrel, but the last time I checked with them, their barrels are not hand lapped. If I was going to pay their prices, I would pay the few extra dollars and get one of the better barrels that are hand lapped.

Here's a couple of links for good smith's that can do the work for you.
http://www.louisianaprecisionrifles.com/
http://www.excorioprecisionarms.com/

The second is good, reasonable and has fairly quick turn around for custom smiths.
 
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