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Thread: Ruger No 1 or No 3

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    I've owned two. One chambered in 450/400, the other in 9.3X74R. No.3's IMHO are nice for 7X57 or similar power level cartridges down to and including 22 hornet. No.1's tropical for the heavyweights, No.1B's for all the milder between the two. Just my two cents worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    SWEET, what are you going to sell????
    Not sure yet, anything special you are looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    There is a #1 here in 7x57 that I ma trying to resist. Don't want to set up for a new caliber..
    What is it going for ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    There is a #1 here in 7x57 that I ma trying to resist. Don't want to set up for a new caliber..
    Give in to it. No big deal on new caliber set up. Actually quite fun. Ask me how I know.
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    QUOTE=brstevns;4184419]What is it going for ?[/QUOTE]

    He wants a $1000.00 for it. It is not a bad deal.
    swamp
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    I had a Sako 375H&H I bought new in late 60s. One of most accurate rifles I have owned. The
    Rugers and Winchester rifles made in 375H&H were short barreled "tropical" guns. I got to using
    the 375H&H for deer with 235gr Speer Semi Spitzer. I have a good supply of the Speer 235gr
    left and decided to try them in Ruger #3/375win. Most accurate bullet so far in the 375Win.
    Having said that I like #1s better, I wish they made a light barreled 26" in 375 Win. That would
    be the ultimate Ohio deer rifle. My main peeve with #3 is stock is to short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    That would be the ultimate Ohio deer rifle. My main peeve with #3 is stock is to short.
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...d-rubber-black


    A black extended rubber recoil pad adds 1" to the length and helps with recoil absorption for the Ruger 10/22, 44 Carbine, Mini-14 and Mini-30.

    Technical Information

    Notes:
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    Adds approximately 1" to length of stock.
    Not compatible with plastic stocks, meant for use with factory wooden stocks, or aftermarket stocks properly inletted for the shape of the recoil pad.



    Pad works on 10/22, Mini-14, #3's anything else Ruger that uses that recoil pad/plate design.
    Last edited by Artful; 10-22-2017 at 09:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    QUOTE=brstevns;4184419]What is it going for ?
    He wants a $1000.00 for it. It is not a bad deal.
    swamp[/QUOTE]

    That is not bad. If I did not have a Old rem. RB in 7mm I would be looking for one.
    Probably look for a 45/70

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    Well I did it. sold off 4 of my utility type guns and got a use but nice Ruger 1S 45/70 coming my way.
    Anyone else have this model? and how about a few loads , Something in the 1200-1300fps area. Have a 300 gr and 405 gr mold.
    Have Unique, Bullseye, and Imr 4198 to work with.

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    The #3s are handy carbines. My 375 is still fun to shoot with the heaviest of loads, as is the 30-40. Scoping can be a challenge; depending on the scope, you migh need extended rings to get in the the right “zone” for your head position. Buehler mounts (RIP) are beautiful, but require removing the rear sight.

    BTW, the barrel band has not proven to be the basis of an accuracy problem on any of my #3s

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    I have had trouble reaching my scope on my number 3's.
    I do not get full circle of light when I shoot usually since I am too far back.

    I had considered buying a set of Buehler mounts to replace the Weaver #85 & #86 Top Mount Bases I have on one of the rifles.
    With those bases I have I do not have to remove the rear sight I am careful.

    Did Ruger make bases ? I have a set on one rifle that I have assumed were Ruger bases.
    They look like the Buehler bases I saw for sale on line. Maybe mine are Buehler bases?
    I have never removed them. and I have my rear sight still mounted with them.
    Thanks
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    #1H tropical, .375H&H
    a real handful of rifle !!!!!

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    I have looked closer and then online. My mounts are Redfield I believe.
    They have an R on them that I took to be Ruger.
    But they are bigger than ruger mounts from the pictures I see. I like them.
    They hang over the back a little for a little more rear positioning apparently.

    Here is the picture I see of the Redfield on a post in Castboolits.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/atta...5&d=1411041550

    Here are the Buehler
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/atta...0&d=1411042756

    Here are the ruger mounts.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/atta...7&d=1411041918
    Thanks
    HawkEye

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    I am a fan of Bill Ruger's single shot rifles. First one I bought was for my oldest son, #1A in 270 Win. Very nice rifle (purchased used) that has really proven itself in the field. Second one (also used) is a #1B in 270 Win. for youngest son. He opted out of that rifle and traded me for another, so it is now mine, and will remain so. My third purchase of a Ruger #1 is when I found one on GunBroker.com , a #1A in 303 British, so I bought it. I let that gun stand in the safe for several years, and then finally started shooting it, and will be keeping it as well. And then we move on to the #3, bought one from another member here (thanks Alan) in 22 Hornet. I love 'em. JW

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    Just bought a Hybrid-A #3 in .30-40 Krag with a custom foreend and a No.1 Stock. Price was right and I can use it for hunting without ruining the value too much. I have 16 No. 1's from 6mm to .458 including 2 that were rebarreled, one in 6.5x53R and the other in .375 Rimless Nitro Express (9.5x57 M-S). My all time favorite for hunting is a No.1-B in .257 Roberts.

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    I had a Ruger no.3 in 22 hornet. it was a fun gun to shoot.

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