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Unread 11-07-2005, 12:23 AM
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Location: GA
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Re: AM ??

Thanks Kirby and all.

I was Thinking:

1.It's already a single shot
2.I might get an overall shorter handier package with the long barrel required.
3.No need to go to an aftermarket stock.

Thanks for the info guys.

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Unread 11-07-2005, 11:22 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shoshoni, WY
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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.
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Unread 11-07-2005, 07:54 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
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Re: AM ??

I've had a love/hate relationship with each one I've had except for the 375 that I now have.

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I assume that your are referring to a gun and that you do not have three hundred and seventy five wives?

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The humor around here slays me. Yeh, I have but one wife and she's a good one. Not much for shootin' stuff but a good one none the less. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

This H&H is a sweet heart. Every thing I stick in it from factory to had loads hangs around 1.3MOA. Good enough to put down anything I can hit at a reasonable distance like SRH (short range hunting)
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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