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Old 01-15-2004, 03:21 PM
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Re: Ruger No 1

I forgot to mention that my gun was built for hunting and not 1000 yds BR competition. I was not concerned about a 10 shot group best agg. just the first couple of shots being where they are supposed to be. I'm still pleased out to 1220yds so far.
Exactly how far is that Scotty??
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Old 01-16-2004, 02:51 PM
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Re: Ruger No 1

re the Ruger #1s, I have one in 6MM Rem. that's been tuned. It it will put first three
rounds very tight together. But, as pointed out in thread, this is not perhaps a ten or 25 shot string rifle. To "accurize" the #1
a set screw had to be added to the forearm
hanger. The forearm wood was then "free floated" so any contact or grip pressure passes through the forearm hanger. (no barrel contact accept one point forward on hanger. Scope mounting requires extended mount on rear which was difficult to find. One unfortunate thing to remember, Ruger has
been known to produce some good barrels and
some Uh, of the others. ref. the Palma Long range Target Rifles Ruger Donated years back received some curious comments. What said for factory #1, may help explain the wide variablity in Ruger experiences. Custom heavy barrels properly set up would be way to go. others milage may vary, rjb

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Old 01-19-2004, 08:52 AM
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Care to tell us what's been done to get such stellar performance? Specificaly trigger, forearm etc.

I've allways wanted one but have shied away, now I'm starting to wonder.....
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Old 01-20-2004, 09:26 PM
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I'm Listenin'

Will have one of those (338), at least on order sometime this year.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:04 AM
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Re: Ruger No 1

I'm a bit buggy on the falling block actions too, but maybe I'm over #1's. I've had 4, none shot without substantial money and effort being thrown at them. Next perhaps a Hagn or Dakota 10. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

All said above is true in my experience. Forearms, triggers(I'm okay with a Mowry, love the Keplinger), barrels, etc. One AB that I had was a waste, sold it to a friend who wanted a challenge. Now with the forend mod., Kep trigger, blocks instead of a rib mounted on it's second 28" Lilja tube, it shoots. Love is cruel. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] 7x57AI BTW.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:33 AM
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I've not done any major amount of tweaking to the #1. Ray Romain built the Tomahawk from a used 6mm that I acquired. I suppose if there was any tweaking he did it before I shot it. I know we talked about the pros and cons of a #1 and he told me not to worry. There were things we could do with the forearm, etc. Triggers...Ray said there is an after market trigger that works sometimes but I chose to use the factory one. I've adjusted it for my preference and is about 1 3/4lb. Good for me. Maybe I got lucky. I just loaded it up and started shooting. Personally, I have not had to do any tweaking. You can call Ray at 814-265-1948. He could certainly help more than me.
Exactly how far is that Scotty??
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