Ruger No. 1S

Guy Miner

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Apr 6, 2006
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Yes, I understand. I like the rails on my bolt action & AR-15 type rifles. (y)

Haven't ever tried one on a Ruger Number One, but I'd imagine it works just fine. :grin:

Regards, Guy
 

HAWKEYESATX

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Aug 15, 2016
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BruceP":3pis3bdo said:
Great looking rifle. I have always wanted a #1 but so far it is one of those wish list guns that is still on the list.
Bruce
I hear ya!
I wasn’t even thinking about one either, since they’re very pricey.
Opportunity knocked, and I suggested my bolt action for his #1, completely thinking he would turn me down. Total surprise when he said yes, and wanted to see my Remington 700 BDL.

Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

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MZ5":1ffhsctt said:
Nice-looking gun! I _almost_ bought one of those 1S models in 30-06 a few years ago. I really like that Alexander Henry forend and the iron sights (though I'd still have used a scope for hunting).

I've had 2 No.1 rifles (a Creedmoor and a 6.5-284 Norma). They're good guns. Like most Ruger rifles, they're kinda heavy, but they're STRONG actions and supremely durable.

My limited experience is that the guns shoot very well (I haven't shot any made before about the past 10 or 15 years), though their longer lock time makes it easier for the shooter to pull shots if they don't hold still.
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I suggest you do not mess with the forend until you shoot the gun a while and learn it.

Why not take the opportunity to improve your ambidextrous shooting skills with this rifle? I think it's fun!
Thank you! I do believe it is a very nice looking rifle, too!

I didn’t realize how rare the 1S is until you mentioned it.

From what I’ve seen of Guy’s No.1, when he’s posted range reports with his 7mm Rem Mag, they can shoot extremely well.

I have the rings for it, and plan to use a scope with it. Although it does have the iron sights.

You must have read my mind when I’ve been thinking that this is the perfect rifle to use ambidextrously. I can shoot decently with my left hand, too.
 

HAWKEYESATX

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PJGunner":f71ohprj said:
Good snag. I'd have bought that one myself had I the chance.

I have always wondered why the Ruger #1 in the "S" configuration was so darn hard to find? I bought my first #1 in IIRC, 1974. I was a "B" model in 30-06. A year later I ordered another #1, 300 Win. Mag "S" model. They sent a "B". :x When my LGS complained they were told by the distributor it's all they could get, take it or send it back. :x :x :x Well I took it and it's one of the most accurate #1s of the ones I have in my collection. In the years spent collecting #1s, I've only run across four in the "S" configuration. All four were chambered to the .300 Win. Mag. I have three of them leaving the fourth one on Cabela's shelf. That one was so beat up, scarred, cruddy looking bore and so outrageously high priced I figured they wanted to keep it. They never gave a reason for the way too high price. Maybe some celebrity owned it, I don't know. Too bad as it would have been perfect for a donor to something I wanted and Ruger didn't make at the time. When clean #1s were selling between $500 and $700 at most LGS and gun shows, Cabelas had it priced at $1,500 which at the time was about $300 less for a new one.
I do have an ongoing love affair with the Ruger #1. I collect them, shoot them and hunt with them.
Paul B.
I can see why people collect them and use them.
They balance very well, and you get longer than normal barrels, and still be a useful length.
I really like mine!


Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

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Aug 15, 2016
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PJGunner":2ty58toz said:
Good snag. I'd have bought that one myself had I the chance.

I have always wondered why the Ruger #1 in the "S" configuration was so darn hard to find? I bought my first #1 in IIRC, 1974. I was a "B" model in 30-06. A year later I ordered another #1, 300 Win. Mag "S" model. They sent a "B". :x When my LGS complained they were told by the distributor it's all they could get, take it or send it back. :x :x :x Well I took it and it's one of the most accurate #1s of the ones I have in my collection. In the years spent collecting #1s, I've only run across four in the "S" configuration. All four were chambered to the .300 Win. Mag. I have three of them leaving the fourth one on Cabela's shelf. That one was so beat up, scarred, cruddy looking bore and so outrageously high priced I figured they wanted to keep it. They never gave a reason for the way too high price. Maybe some celebrity owned it, I don't know. Too bad as it would have been perfect for a donor to something I wanted and Ruger didn't make at the time. When clean #1s were selling between $500 and $700 at most LGS and gun shows, Cabelas had it priced at $1,500 which at the time was about $300 less for a new one.
I do have an ongoing love affair with the Ruger #1. I collect them, shoot them and hunt with them.
Paul B.
I can see why people collect them and use them.
They balance very well, and you get longer than normal barrels, and still be a useful length.
I really like mine!


Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
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Guy Miner":4t2dmb76 said:
What a great looking rifle and in one of my favorite cartridges! (y)

No secret that I love the Ruger Number One, and I think the various iron-sight versions are my favorites. I've also had 1B and 1V versions with no sights, and they too worked great, especially that 1V in 25-06.... One of those rifles I still kick myself for selling.

Something that I've found over the years and five different Number One rifles is that scope eye-relief can be troublesome. Sometimes it's difficult to get the ocular end of the scope close enough to the shooter's eye. This can be dealt with a couple of ways, one is a scope with a longer ocular end piece. Another is Ruger's "offset" rings which allow the scope to be moved another 3/4" farther rearward.

Also, when shooting for groups, for max accuracy, I've found it beneficial to rest the forearm on the sandbags closer to the receiver instead of farther out towards the muzzle.

The Number One will shoot! Give it a chance. Find the right load, be patient, and let it happen. :)

Regards, Guy
Thank you for the sandbag advice, it will definitely come in quite handy when I get her to the range.
Wow! I didn’t know you had owned that many No. 1’s Guy! That’s as great of a recommendation as anyone can make without actually saying so.
After I got her home, and checked her out thoroughly, I was wondering how you would like mine. Now I know!
I’ve followed you and your range reports with your No.1 7mm Rem Mag, and enjoy every word you write, along with the pics you take.
I hope my results mirror your success.

I have a question for you..
Do No.1’s like full sized cases, or can one neck size brass and reload that way with them?

I couldn’t pass it up, since it’s in such a great caliber. I’m pumped to see what velocities and accuracy I can get from it.

Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
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Guy Miner":2ce361j4 said:
What a great looking rifle and in one of my favorite cartridges! (y)

No secret that I love the Ruger Number One, and I think the various iron-sight versions are my favorites. I've also had 1B and 1V versions with no sights, and they too worked great, especially that 1V in 25-06.... One of those rifles I still kick myself for selling.

Something that I've found over the years and five different Number One rifles is that scope eye-relief can be troublesome. Sometimes it's difficult to get the ocular end of the scope close enough to the shooter's eye. This can be dealt with a couple of ways, one is a scope with a longer ocular end piece. Another is Ruger's "offset" rings which allow the scope to be moved another 3/4" farther rearward.

Also, when shooting for groups, for max accuracy, I've found it beneficial to rest the forearm on the sandbags closer to the receiver instead of farther out towards the muzzle.

The Number One will shoot! Give it a chance. Find the right load, be patient, and let it happen. :)

Regards, Guy
Thank you for the sandbag advice, it will definitely come in quite handy when I get her to the range.
Wow! I didn’t know you had owned that many No. 1’s Guy! That’s as great of a recommendation as anyone can make without actually saying so.
After I got her home, and checked her out thoroughly, I was wondering how you would like mine. Now I know!
I’ve followed you and your range reports with your No.1 7mm Rem Mag, and enjoy every word you write, along with the pics you take.
I hope my results mirror your success.

I have a question for you..
Do No.1’s like full sized cases, or can one neck size brass and reload that way with them?

I couldn’t pass it up, since it’s in such a great caliber. I’m pumped to see what velocities and accuracy I can get from it.

Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
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michsteve":e72onrgj said:
I got a Ruger 1 in 45/70 which allows me to really load hot ammo that lever action and older rifles can't handle. I would never trade it for any Remington 700 so I figure you got the better deal.

I had one issue with my Ruger in that my Trijicon Accupoint would not adjust to center. I had my scope all the way adjusted to left and still could not get it centered. I found a replacement rail that allowed me to also use different rings in my situation with the heavy recoil it is an improvement over the existing Ruger rail and Ruger rings.
Here is the rail I use and it fixed my problem the 45/70 shoots dead on now.
https://www.egwguns.com/hd-ruger-no-1-picatinny-rail
If I were you I would first see if your setup is fine but if you have problems it could be the Ruger rail or rings causing the issue.
That’s a really good recommendation!
If I have problems with the scope not going back far enough, I will definitely look into this.


Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

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Aug 15, 2016
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michsteve":1hdn3rww said:
I got a Ruger 1 in 45/70 which allows me to really load hot ammo that lever action and older rifles can't handle. I would never trade it for any Remington 700 so I figure you got the better deal.

I had one issue with my Ruger in that my Trijicon Accupoint would not adjust to center. I had my scope all the way adjusted to left and still could not get it centered. I found a replacement rail that allowed me to also use different rings in my situation with the heavy recoil it is an improvement over the existing Ruger rail and Ruger rings.
Here is the rail I use and it fixed my problem the 45/70 shoots dead on now.
https://www.egwguns.com/hd-ruger-no-1-picatinny-rail
If I were you I would first see if your setup is fine but if you have problems it could be the Ruger rail or rings causing the issue.
That’s a really good recommendation!
If I have problems with the scope not going back far enough, I will definitely look into this.


Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

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Aug 15, 2016
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ShadeTree":1qki2hn0 said:
Don't know much about those Ruger #1's but I know enough that I'd say that was a good trade! Good looking rifle.
Thank you!

I think so too!

Hawk
 

HAWKEYESATX

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Ridge_Runner":2eeyf975 said:
got 2 of them, get a trigger and float the forend.
Thank you for the suggestions!

I will definitely do so if I have problems getting her to group.

Hawk
 

PJGunner

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Dec 11, 2010
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"I have a question for you..
Do No.1’s like full sized cases, or can one neck size brass and reload that way with them?"

You can neck size them up tp a point. Best way to tell when you should full length resize is tilt the rifle muzzle down and drop the shell into the chamber. It should just drop in. Remember, after a few firings that brass will be a bit too snug to chamber easily without some assistance from you. That's important if you should need a fast reload while on a hunt, especially on game that can bite back. At the bench, not so much.

You might want to contact WolfePublishing and see if they still have copies of an article by the late Al Miller. It's titled "Speed loading the Single Shot rifle." Maybe they'll have the whole magazine or if not they'll copy the article. Well worth the time to get and read.
Paul B.
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
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PJGunner":37wjcw3x said:
"I have a question for you..
Do No.1’s like full sized cases, or can one neck size brass and reload that way with them?"

You can neck size them up tp a point. Best way to tell when you should full length resize is tilt the rifle muzzle down and drop the shell into the chamber. It should just drop in. Remember, after a few firings that brass will be a bit too snug to chamber easily without some assistance from you. That's important if you should need a fast reload while on a hunt, especially on game that can bite back. At the bench, not so much.

You might want to contact WolfePublishing and see if they still have copies of an article by the late Al Miller. It's titled "Speed loading the Single Shot rifle." Maybe they'll have the whole magazine or if not they'll copy the article. Well worth the time to get and read.
Paul B.
Thank you for the advice.
I’ll see if I can’t find that.


Hawk
 
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