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Thread: Anyone have one of those Ruger No.1ís in 30-30?

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Alberta, Canada

    Question Anyone have one of those Ruger No.1ís in 30-30?

    Hi guys! I have been looking at this rifle, and it looks like a nice combination! Stainless and a 22” barrel. I was lucky enough to find a nice No.1 in 35 Whelan last year. After shooting lots of different loads through it I am not highly impressed with the rifles accuracy. I did all sorts of work to the foreend (free floating and glass bedding it). But it seems to like the cast loads better. I am ok with that!

    I am hoping that this new model in 30-30 will shoot a little better! My expectations are to get 1.25 MOA at 100, or better. Not unreasonable I dont think.

    I have never had any issues with achieving very good accuracy from a Browning 1885. I am wondering if I should just rebarrel one of my Browning 1885’s in 22-250rem. It would likely be cheaper as well, and a tack driver. What are your thoughts?
    Last edited by Dthunter; 04-10-2018 at 01:02 AM. Reason: My spelling sucks!

  2. #2
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Cape Coral FL
    Would it be possible to rebore, rifle, and rechamber to 30/30 then to rebarrell, Just asking

  3. #3
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    I would not trust a Ruger barrel to shoot well unless it is a varmint model with a heavy barrel.

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