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Don Fischer wrote:
I had a real soft spot fot the Ruger #1 years ago. Wanted it in 25-06 and finally found it. For some reason the dream died when I got it in my hands. New price was $265, tell ya anything!

I still wouldn't mind having a single shot but my druther's would be for a 40X now. Imagine a 40X in 257 Robert's Imp with a 26" barrel. Now that would be O........K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DON, I have one of the few bull barreled Varmint Ruger No1s that was chambered for 7mm Rem Mag. It will print one hole five shot groups all day long! Not only that, but when it gets out there 350 yds, it still has some punch, with a 170 gr bullet !

I hear people downing the accuracy of Ruger No1s all the time, and the mod, to fix it, is an easy one to make! The bar hanger under the forearm wood,is houseing very strong springs, and it viberates when the rifle is fired, and this causes an upset of the barrel harmonics in thin barreled rifles. Not so much in the varmit barrels.

All that is needed is, to drill a hole through this hanger, and thread it, then place a set screw in it ti put pressure on the bottom of the barrel, to stop the vibration. RESULT= MOA groups! I have 7 Ruger No1s, in chamberings from 243 Win, to 450 NE,(bored out varmint barrel , and re-chambered to 450NE 3 1/4")and they all shoot one to one and one half inch groups at 100 yds, with just about any load fired in them. Thumbs up

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I've heard the same thing about the accuracy of the Ruger #1. I had one in 22-250 that would poke a 20 ga primer at 200 yds. I bought it used, so I would imagine it had already been worked on. It was several years ago and I don't remember seeing a screw set under the forearm. If there was. At that time I would have thought it was factory.
You won't get any negatives from me for the Rugers. I'm thinking an iron sighted 45-70 would be a very useable addition.

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I still think they are a beautiful rifle, the early standard models. I've heard that tuning them was in the forearm hanger also.

WOW! Just looked out the window. We have a pretty big fire going somewhere close. Lot's and lot's of smoke.

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Went down to Bend this weekend. The sky, for as far as you could see, around the Warm Springs reservation was filled with smoke and the air was rank with it on hwy 97.

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It's the Rez,,,,,,,,,again. Every year it happens. They start fires and have one of the wests best hot shot crews and we spend millions putting them out. Over 5 mil so far this year!

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I shoot my ruger #1 straight out of the box, and it's absolutely great with regards to accuracy. I was actually happily surprised the first time I shot it. It's got a heavier thicker barrel, so that my compensate for the barrel vibrating etc.

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I love single shots. I had a Ruger #1 Tropical in .458 Win Mag and now have an Encore with several barrels, 375 H&H, 416 Rigby, 50 Alaskan, 12 Ga rifle, 500 S&W and 454 Casull. It's nice to shoot and fits me well and very versatile.

Here's the 50 Alaskan

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