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Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

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Unread 12-11-2003, 05:20 PM
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Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

What is the possibility that Ruger will ever offer any of it's #1 Models in any of the short magnums?
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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    What would be the purpose of a short mag in an actionless Ruger #1??
    The 300 win mag will do everyting that a 300WSM will and the rifle will be the same length. Accuracy too.

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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    Everyone's gonna make everything in a short mag before too long. Savage even makes a Stryker pistol in 300WSM. Don't ask me why. I guess, it's fun to be able to say I shot one but didn't think so at the time.
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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    Probably not. For the same reasons you shouldnt make an encore WSM barrel. the chamber pressure vs face area has something to do with it. Apparently the WSM exerts more force rearward then the No 1 action can handle SAFELY. Im not saying it couldnt or wont be done, but probably not.

    I read an article about this when researching data on the TC Encore rifles.
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    Unread 12-13-2003, 12:29 AM
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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    Gents - speaking of the ruger #1 and other falling blocks etc - I haven't heard any body using these type of actions for these big guns and ultra long range guns , why ?- thanks
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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    Unavailability of match grade triggers and such. Then the smaller receiver doesn't have enough thread and receiver ring to hold up with a big round. Other proven systems are out there. A gun that breaks open to reload wouldn't be much fun on a bench with a heavy barrel, etc.
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    Re: Ever a Ruger #1 In Short Magnums?

    The action is plenty strong, so that isn't the reason, and I'm sure Ruger would tell you the same.

    I had one in 378 Weatherby at one time, 1/2 MOA rifle too, believe it or not.

    My brother is building a 500 Jeffery on one to shoot 750gr A-Max bullets right now, just finishing up the stock on it and it's done. It's got a 36" barrel too, mine had a 28".

    Call Dave Caboth at Nitro Gun Works 907-376-5261 to get the scoop on these actions, he uses them for big bores like this all the time. He's the one that bought mine off me, and to build a bigger one than the 378 on it too.

    Problem:
    The forend's on a hanger, not condusive to freefloating the barrel. My bother is bedding his 500 full length I think.

    Accuracy is probably slightly better with a bolt action, thus it's the most desirable for LR work.

    I'd buy one again, it definitely makes a short package using a long tube. Accuracy was never an issue on mine.

    Dave tells me the early model ations up through the 80's are the better ones, I forget why exactly.

    Like Phil said, a lever action at the bench isn't the best, but it does work.

    Mine had a Timney set trigger, couple ounces to a couple pounds. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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