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Tedious? More like brutal.

Thanks a bunch for comments in adjusting the forearm screw.  Several good points made above.  And tedious fine tuning is putting some lipstick on the pig that is my .338WM.  After about 6 or so rounds, it gets a lot less fun and way more difficult to keep the accuracy up.  If I do end up making some adjustments, it will likely be a "project" that will continue for several trips to the range.

Thanks again.

 

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Forarm screw

Nice lookin huntin crew you got there. I don't know whether or not I commented on this or not, seems like I have, but anyway, here goes. If the screw you are talking about is the recoil lug screw (holds the barrel to the stock. Ruger specs that screw at 95 inch lbs. That's about 8 ft Lbs of torque. I've known guys who have loosened that screw and split their stocks. It's all in the angle of the screw. Most recoil lug screws enter the recoil lug at a 90 degree angle. Ruger puts a rearward angle on theirs and if it's loose, it acts as a wedge, constantly pounding the stack. I think an aluminum pillar at that location would help, but then you would need to open up the screw hole and I am not into fixing something that isn't broke. All that said, #1's maybe different. If I can get groups in the 1.5" range, that still a minute of elk!

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Rugers

Thumbs upRugers are a great choice. There are probably better rifles out there, but the shoot pretty well and in the past have been a good value. I have fallen in love with the mannlicher RSI stocks. Been shooting them for years. I hve one in 30-06, .243 and their 10/22. Since they no longer make them in 10/22, they have appreciated somewhat, so have the others. I always wanted one in 7mm mag, but they don't make them, so I picked up an H&R, yes I said an H&R bolt action 7mm mag with a mannlicher stock in 7mm mag. It is beautiful! They only made them for a few years(1968 - 1972), I say them, they are made on a FN mauser action, not sure of the barrel. It is a H&R model 301. Haven't shot it yet because it came unfired, unscoped and 100%. I have since scoped it, so I'm getting closer. I'm still a huge Ruger fan.............

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I don't have a #1 but I have

I don't have a #1 but I have have shot them quite a bit in the past and would love to have one. A friend of mine had 2 of them as that was his solution to being left handed. One in .270 for big game hunting and one in a heavy barrell .223 for varmints. He has since passed away and I offered his wife above market value for memories sake but she wouldn't sell. She gave them to a son in law and they have now been sold and are long gone.

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