Ruger No. 1, any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JMHNL, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    I have a laminated stainless 30-06 it would shoot fine groups but POI would change with temp some. They come with a built in pressure between barrel and forearm that makes them temp sensitive. I sanded the forearm where I got barrel clearance then bedded it to receiver. Shoots great and consistent now.
     
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  2. 357lover

    357lover Active Member

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    @coop: There is a post if you can find it the will give you insight to your question...
    Look for this heading In the search block;
    Ruger No. 1 Is it worth it?
    I found it on page 9

    I can say with certainty "I love my No. 1 chambered in 357." It is a tack driver.
    I guess you just have to find the one caliber that suits you, then find the right ammo.
     
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  3. JMHNL

    JMHNL Well-Known Member

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    Well, I am the proud new owner....waiting on rings to be delivered, and then I'll mount a scope and go shoot it a bit and see what I have. I'm glad I bought it; the action is really cool, makes all of my bolt guns seem kind of vanilla! Fingers crossed for a shooter.
     
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  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    It will be fine-and a lot of fun either way!
     
  5. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new #1 ss/lam/25/06,are you a reloader thks
     
  6. John Blaner

    John Blaner Active Member

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    I had one (220 Swift) great guns. Could kick myself for selling it. mine shot really good with hand loads. i wouldn't put a composite stock on it, that would ruin the beauty of the rifle...That's just my opinion.
     
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  7. 357lover

    357lover Active Member

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    You may find yourself thinking about spending more time with the new 30-06, just don't tell your wife about the dreams. I told mine I had really enjoyed the time yesterday. Before I thought what I was saying "with the new rifle." She nailed me for the comment. She was expecting me to say "with her!"
     
  8. JMHNL

    JMHNL Well-Known Member

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    Just getting into reloading. Any suggestions for a good axis deer combination?
     
  9. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    with Respect if your just starting to reload it can be a little overwhelming , what have you bought so far, a good strong 100-120 bullet will work great, but I think you should break in your barrel first,factory ammo can be anywhere from great to lousy , their Quality control goes down as production goes up, just the way it is. maybe you have some factory 25/06 ammo you could use that to break in your bbl= barrel ,own a bolt rifle in same caliber , happy to help and theirs lotts of guys n gals here that love the round . thks jjmp
     
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  10. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    In factory rifles I like to run some factory ammo first, if there are issues you haven't voided your warranty, can be a source of brass, can give you a bit of a baseline to judge reloads from, and a little break in doesn't hurt.

    A couple of things come to mind that you'll likely encounter with what you have. Ruger #1's are frequently long in the throat, typical .25-06 are 1-10"twist. With no magazine to worry about, seating bullets out isn't an issue, but the twist doesn't set you up the best for long bullets. So bullet jump will likely be a factor.

    For Axis deer, and your rifle I'd start with the Hornady 117 SST. I think it's available as loaded ammo as well in the Superformance line.
     
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  11. jpretle

    jpretle Well-Known Member

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    I started w/ a Ruger 1A in 7 Rem Mag. Had it hogged out to STW. Tipped over many elk w/ it. Don't hunt elk anymore though.
    So i would consider parting w/ it, should it strike your fancy.
     
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  12. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had good luck with 115 nosler ballistic tips in 25cal
     
  13. JMHNL

    JMHNL Well-Known Member

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    Went to the range yesterday and broke the barrel in on the new #1. After getting on paper/cleaning barrel for first 5 shots, I shot 3 groups of 3-4 bullets, and was pleased with initial results considering all of the conflicting info I can find on how these guns shoot. The key seems to be a very cool barrel. All 3 groups were in the 1" range, but some vertical stringing was evident with the last shots in each group. Seems this is quite common (according to the internet).

    The stock trigger is pretty rough as well (at least 6lbs maybe moreo_O), have a 2.5lb aftermarket unit in the mail for installation. Also have a device known as the "Hicks Accurizer" coming, not sure if I'll install this just yet though. https://www.eabco.net/Hicks-1-Accurizer_p_13340.html

    At the end of the day, for hunting to max 350yds, small deer and 1-2 shots in a cold barrel, which is the intended purpose of this rifle, I think it should work really well.
     
  14. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    The hicks accurizer should help with the shot stringing. Mine did that until I wedged spacers between the hanger and barrel
     
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