Bill Ruger, 1916-2002, was and will always be a giant in the firearms industry. Like those who lived through the great depression era, he had a tremendous work ethic. Along with firearms he loved to collect fine old cars. He loved the fine lines of these cars. Even though his first firearm design was a pistol, his baby was the Ruger #1. He would listen to hunters and shooters for ideas. There were a lot of hunters that would appreciate a rifle that they could carry in the woods on stalks which might possibly end in a single well placed shot on their game. Bill Ruger's ability to listen to the needs and desires of shooters and hunters was one of his great attributes. Read More...
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I shot a 8pt with this rifle on 11-12-13 at 150+ yards. He dropped like a rock, one shot. I could not find entrance or exit on hide. I was aiming high shoulder. That is why I like Bergers. John Johnston
Thank you for a very good and detailed review! Personally, I do love all these slick, handy and precise falling blocks like the Ruger #1 or single shot break actions. You made the Ruger #1 indeed real tempting for me. Calibre wise I'd prefer 7mm or maybe a 30R Blaser.
Ruger has definitely got it together on the #1. I have owned a few older models that were not quite as accurate as the ones coming out lately. I have shot a lot of single shot rifles, that is how I got the nickname "Olsingleshot". I prefer the falling block action in comparison to the break open. I find the falling block more accurate. Maybe that is because you do not need to take it off the rest to reload. The Sharps I owned was extremely accurate. The Wickliffe I own is another accurate falling block. I have found that for me ,personally, the #1 does not handle recoil well in bigger calibers, especially in magnum calibers. But that is for me and it may not bother you.