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Old 11-30-2006, 09:01 PM
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Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

I have a #1 in 7 RM and it has a very long throat, I can't seat 140gr Nosler Ballistic tips in it with my Stoney Point tool. I was wondering if I could re-chamber it to a new cartridge...possibly the 7 STW?

Any help or ideas would be great.

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Old 11-30-2006, 09:10 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

STW would work. The cost would be around $100-$150 or $400+ and have the barrel replaced and go with any caliber any length.
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

The extractor will be for a mag bolt face. If you are going to spend the money on a new chamber you might as well get a new custom barrel. Be careful on selecting the contour because it has to clear the forearm hanger. It may require some special machining to get the scope base to fit properly.
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

I have a friend who built 3 ruger 1's in 338/378 wby and ran into the items you listed they all shoot great and with 30" Hart barrels are easy to handle...
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

Mine is going into the shop sometime before Christmas for a special barrel.
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

If you go with a custom barrel and stay around a 5 countour the original 1/4 rib will work with very little fitting. 6 countour you have to machine quite a bit off the front of the rib. Larger countour you use a two piece base like the varmit models have, some think that is a more stable and accurate setup for any barrel size. I screw the hanger to the bottom of the barrel with a spacer to prevent it from flexing and causing you pressure problems. I have a couple 300 ultra's with 30"+brake and they shoot good. If you use the burris signature rings with offset inserts you don't have to be as precise with your ring hights and still make it work.
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Re: Ruger #1 Re-chamber?

Lazylabs

Are you saying you cut the foreend hanger off of the action and then attach it to the underside of the barrel?
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