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Old 06-23-2004, 03:26 PM
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Ruger No. 1 opinions

I have an opportunity to purchase a used Ruger No. 1 in 25-06. I like the caliber and was wondering what people's opinions are on the gun. If the wood and metal are in 95%, what do you think the value is?

Thanks in advance?
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:02 PM
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Re: Ruger No. 1 opinions

It depends on what you expect from the #1. Typically, the 2 piece stock set-up on the #1 is not inherently accurate. I've owned a few #1's, including the heavy barreled varmint model. None of the rifles were accurate enough to keep my interest.

For a moderate range biggame rifle, the #1 should be fine right out of the box. They are as heavy as most bolt rifles even though they are basically actionless.

On the bright side: Ruger #1's are appealing rifles that usually have pretty good wood. They have shorter overall lengths than a bolt rifle with any given length barrel. The falling block is a strong design. There are a few smiths that seem to have a good handle on what it takes to get a #1 to shoot well.

Just my 2 cents - VH

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Old 06-23-2004, 07:55 PM
 
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I have a Ruger #1B in 25-06 that is a good shooter. It will put 5 shots into 1.5" or better with most loads and my best load is either 100gr Nosler BT's or Hornady 100gr SP's with H4831 at 3350fps, 3/4"-1" accuracy. Most of the ones I've seen for sale that are used and in excellent condition are in the low $500.
Hope this helps some,
Wayne
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:50 AM
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Re: Ruger No. 1 opinions

As a hunting rifle or as a very pretty affordable single shot, great choice. For a LR hunting or match type rifle, forget it.

There have been several in my area who have played extensively with the Rugers trying to make them work. Triggers are not light enough, vertical stringing too prevelant.

At best a 1/2MOA rifle. For that amount of money thrown at a Rem 700 or even a Savage, it would be a bug hole shooter.

I would buy a Ruger#1 simply because of its novelty and uniqueness in the firearms world.

Jerry
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:51 PM
 
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I agree with Jerry 100%. I really like my #1 but would limit it to a 500yd deer rifle.
Wayne
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:58 PM
 
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Cbaker....buy some thing else!

Buy a remington, win, or savage. A used ADL is around $350.
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Old 06-24-2004, 04:58 PM
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Re: Ruger No. 1 opinions

Most of these opinions are entirely correct. I have yet to see a single shot rifle with what you would call precision accuracy.

However, having said that I own one and I like it a lot! They look really cool, and for a rook rifle or similar are easy to load and unload, and provide hunting accuracy without much problem.

Yes, I think they are really cool. My current Browning Hiwall is in .223 and has a Unertl target scope on it. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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