I dunno. My LGS has a nice looking one on consignment that keeps tempting me. A new American is quite a bit cheaper, though. Wouldn't surprise me if lots of folks these days just look for the new synthetic ones.you just don't hear much about the m77 rifle. i have one in 223 caliber and it is more accurate than my 1956 winchester 22 hornet.
why doesn't this rifle get more attention?
that is far better than i am doing. i thought my 3/4" groups were as good as gold.My M77 223, the sporter model, not the target version is way more accurate than I am. With 45gr Hornady V-Max it sometimes shoots 1/4 inch groups at 100 yards. That's on a calm day when my old eyes can stay focused but it is a shooter.