I've always wanted a Ruger No1 since I was a little boy. In my opinion they are one of the cleanest, finest looking guns ever made. What do you guys think the optimum cartridge is for that platform. Positivesfor that platform are the ability to handle high pressures, cartridge length isn't limited, and weight of the rifle. Negatives are possible accuracy and weight of the rifle. What say you?
05-11-2019, 06:22 PM
they are beautiful, I want one in 45-70. I had one in 22 hornet. gave it to my brother.
05-11-2019, 06:26 PM
I had a No 1B in 7 mm Rem mag. Very accurate and high velocity, but that 26” bull barrel was not a fun field gun. Sold it and got aNo 1A in 30-06 and couldn’t be happier.
05-11-2019, 06:41 PM
I have five number 1's and two number 3's. Hard to believe, but all have excellent 3 to 4 pound triggers. Next, accuracy is excellent as long as you shoot from a cool to cold barrel. I cannot say enough about the nice wood and elegance of this model rifle.
The number 1 was Bill Rugers dream of making the strongest falling block rifle of all time. Just like what John Olin did with the model 21 shotgun. Bill Ruger once said in an interview that breaking even with the Number 1 was a proposition at best. He was happy just to not take a loss on that model because he wanted it to be his legacy.
05-11-2019, 06:42 PM
I was thinking the 30-06 like mikej has would be a nice round for a No1.
My buddy had a 1V in 22-250 that shot excellent.
05-11-2019, 06:55 PM
Forgot to mention this would be for big game. Deer on up
05-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Crusty Deary Ol Coot
Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have had a number of number 1s over the years and wish I still had them all!
Down to two at this time, a 45/70 and a .223.
Waiting, WAITING for my wood to come back from checkering on the .223. Built it back in the early 80. Sold or traded it off and it just came back to me within the last year. Beautiful rifle with AAA black walnut, so the checkering will be the frosting on the cake!
Obviously the ideal caliber is the .338-06 in a No. 1V that started out as a .22-250 and was worked over by J.E.S.
For a walk about rifle a 1a in 7x57.
05-11-2019, 07:09 PM
I've had quite a few #1s, the only one I bought new was 45/70. Never had a Varmit caliber, smallest was 243 and biggest was 458. The one I always wanted was the Lyman/ Ruger 45/70 with the long barrel. Have a few #3s in 223, 375Win, 44mg & 45/70. I never wanted a 22Hornet in #1 or #3. I like Hornets for a sneak gun for varmits and couldn't see packing a full size rifle in 22H. A local had a #1 rebarreled to a 40cal wildcat. I haven't seen it yet but it's suppose to be straight case and legal in Ohio for deer. He had the Mannlicher stocked model in 243 that he used as a donar. I've been looking for a #1 or #3 that is a little beat to rebarrel but even ones that are in that shape are top dollar. I don't have the hart to fool with one in nice shape.
05-11-2019, 07:12 PM
I was thinking .308 just because that is what I want, but Possibly 30-06 may be a bit better all-around round...?