Re: AM ??
I just went through Ruger hell with a No. 1 in .338 that belongs to my brother. The rifle shot well for many years, then just went to pot in a handbasket. Shifting wood on the forearm was the culprit. I sent the gun back to Ruger and they removed part of the pressure point then torqued the forearm screw to suit their ammo. As soon as they got a 3/4 inch group at 50 yards they returned the rifle. Their accuracy guarantee in 2 inches at 100 yards.
I am about over this rifle. The gun groups about 1 3/8 at 100 yards out of a Lead Sled, but on conventional bags the group not only opens up, the POI shifts. With a bi-pod in prone the rifle just sucks. I suppose I could go with a barrel tensioning device, etc. but why fight it?
Kirby is being kind. I wouldn't trust the rifle to 500 yards on something as big as an elk. The rifle is going away in favor of a bolt gun.
Before you think I am bashing Ruger 1's, my brother (he is left handed) has two other Number One's and both of them are tack drivers, a .270 Win and a .22-250. FWIW, the premier shop in the country for accurizing Number One rifles won't even chamber one in a magnum caliber.