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.