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Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

 
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:07 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

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I have shot a lot of single shot rifles, that is how I got the nickname "Olsingleshot".
That one, I really like especially good! You're right about recoil etc. All single shots in calibres from 7 RM upwards do need decent muzzle brakes. I will seriously consider purchasing a Ruger # 1 in future times, got inspired. Hopefully is Ruger going to expand for some popular European rounds not just the (boring) 7x57.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

I really do not know. They try out different calibers to see what people want and what dealers can sell. Browning does the same thing but call it "Shot Show Specials".The 6.5-284 is a very popular caliber for long range, hunting and target shooting. So maybe if enough are sold it will stay. Like all good businesses Ruger produces what it can sell. Most European calibers have not been too popular in the U.S.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

I've been waiting for this rifle to come out all year!when are they going to become available? Haven't been able to find one. Any idea's
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:28 AM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

I know they have not made a lot of these. A lot of dealers don't even know they are in the catalog. Ask your dealer to order you one. If I hear of any dealers who have one I will let you know.
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

www.classicsportingarms.com has a few coming in soon.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:13 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

I have 3 #1s in 270 my first, 375 H&H, and 300 win mag. and after reading this article will buy another one. I was not impressed with the 300. until I found out that my problem was the scope. I was sure that it could not be the Leupold as I have used them for years. My best shot was with the 270, 400+ yds.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:31 PM
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Re: Ruger #1 in 6.5-284 Review

It looks like Ruger got the twist rate right, something that seems to elude most other manufacturers when it comes to the 6.5's. Half inch accuracy from a factory rifle is also pretty impressive.

On the con side of the ledger, though, is the LOW velocity of the accuracy loads. I don't see the point of shooting a 6.5-284 at 6.5x55 speeds. I don't know if this is a reflection of the rifle or the loads assembled by the author of the article.

I have a Ruger #1A in 7x57 and love it. I have a 6.5x55 in a modern action and love it. From what the author has shown, however, it looks like he took the long way around to get 6.5x55 performance.
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