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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Thunktank » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm

I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by durangopipe » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am

Thunktank wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
That’s a fine rifle at a very good price.
If you need a little push - I’m pushing.

I’ve always wanted one.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 am

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
That’s a fine rifle at a very good price.
If you need a little push - I’m pushing.

I’ve always wanted one.
+ pushing

I had a No. 1 once upon a time. I sold it and have wanted another ever since. One of my worst gun decisions.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Thunktank » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:15 am

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
That’s a fine rifle at a very good price.
If you need a little push - I’m pushing.

I’ve always wanted one.
Bad timing. It would normally be a no brainer, but times have changed. Besides, maybe I need to actually get out to hunt more before I get another gun I don’t need.

Also, it has a muzzle brake, I’m not a fan of those. The fact that it’s a 300 Win mag means to me elk, and elk means time I don’t have yet, and elk, along with brown bear, are two critters I want a repeater to hunt with.

It’s a good thing it isn’t some sort of 6.5, 270 or 7mm or else I would get myself into trouble with the misses. :twisted:
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Post by Thunktank » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:24 am

I spent about 500 bucks to get a gas ram air rifle outfit not too long ago. :lol:
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Thunktank » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:30 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 am
durangopipe wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
That’s a fine rifle at a very good price.
If you need a little push - I’m pushing.

I’ve always wanted one.
+ pushing

I had a No. 1 once upon a time. I sold it and have wanted another ever since. One of my worst gun decisions.
Which rendition was it? How did it shoot for you?

All I know is that this 300 balanced perfectly for me off hand. Not too front heavy or front light. Had a nice old Redfield wide angle 3-9x40 scope.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:29 am

Thunktank wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:30 am
JimVH wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:50 am
durangopipe wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
Thunktank wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
I found a used Ruger No 1 in 300 Winchester Magnum. $500 in very good condition. I want it so bad.
That’s a fine rifle at a very good price.
If you need a little push - I’m pushing.

I’ve always wanted one.
+ pushing

I had a No. 1 once upon a time. I sold it and have wanted another ever since. One of my worst gun decisions.
Which rendition was it? How did it shoot for you?

All I know is that this 300 balanced perfectly for me off hand. Not too front heavy or front light. Had a nice old Redfield wide angle 3-9x40 scope.
I don't remember all the details. It was an early 80s production in a 30-06. It was very comfortable to hold and shoot and felt solid and sturdy. I don't recall any negative impressions.

I've read criticism of the No 1's accuracy over the years, but I had good results with mine.
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