I have a question. I have always been a ruger fan, in fact I own more rugers than any other brand combined. Any how, a friend of mine went out and bought a compact M77 chambered in 7mm-08, had the trigger worked and a nice fancy Nikkon scope mounted on it. I am no super marksman, nor am I a rookie, but neither he or I can get this rifle to group worth a crap at 100 yds. We are shooting off of sandbags and allowing barrel to cool between shots, but it will not put 2 shots consistently closer than 4-6 inches of each other. I would think that a rifle and caliber like that would drive tacks at 100 yds. We dont know what else to do. Could it just be a bad gun? Sorry to ramble but we are kinda frustrated with this rifle.