Originally Posted by Jeff W.
I've got an itch to build a custom 6.5x284 in a Ruger #1 as my long range coyote and varmint rig.
Here is a photo of a custom #1 that peaked my interest.
Is there any out there using the Ruger #1?
How about the 6.5x284 cartridge?
Comments and recommendations would be appreciated.
Thats a real nice looking #1. I'll put that one in my collection any day.
I've been shooting the #1 since the late 60's and in my opinion out of the box its superb. Take it one step farther, glass bed and #1's go hand in hand, and its a coyotes worst nightmare.
My favorite has been the .220 Swift now I'm shooting one in .220 Rocket and it's a blast. Treat it just like the Swift as that's what it is.. almost.
My second favorite is the Ruger Mod 77 Mk II and in the Swift. If you go for the .224 caliper and are having a barrel made think seriously about a faster than 1:14 twist so the heavier bullet 62gr + flies good. Mine are chambered in 1:7 and 1:9 and I shoot 80 grs at 3000 fps with excellent accuracy out to 400yds and greater.
Not only is it a great coyote caliper it turns crows into a poof of feathers. If you decide to build up a #1 make glass bedding part of it.