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Old 03-20-2010, 04:45 PM
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My checkbook and I went to a nearby gun auction today with the intention of bringing home a Ruger No. 1 chambered in 7RM. The rifle had a Leupold scope and 4-digit serial number so close to my XP-100 that I viewed it as a sign from above that I should buy it. Unfortunately, the barrel had been cut back to about 20". Nonetheless, there were two people who wanted it enough to drive the price up to 500.00. We really need to regulate hacksaws.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, a 20" barrel on a 7RM turns it into a really LOUD 7x57 or 7mm-08. Nothing to do with that gun but replace the barrel with something more suitable for the cartridge.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:56 PM
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But...with prices today I would have snagged it for the wood and the action for $500. You could get more than that back out of it by parting it out. An action alone will run you that much "if" you can find one. The bonus with a No.1 is that there is no action length to limit what it can be re-barreled to.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:21 PM
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My checkbook and I went to a nearby gun auction today with the intention of bringing home a Ruger No. 1 chambered in 7RM. The rifle had a Leupold scope and 4-digit serial number so close to my XP-100 that I viewed it as a sign from above that I should buy it. Unfortunately, the barrel had been cut back to about 20". Nonetheless, there were two people who wanted it enough to drive the price up to 500.00. We really need to regulate hacksaws.
Ruger will rebarrel it for a reasonable price in the original 7mm Mag. The only downside is it will be a later barrel with the warning. Still, this is what I'd do if it were mine. An aftermarket barrel in some other caliber will end up being worth a lot less in the long run for this non-prefix gun. All depends on why you bought it; to hunt/shoot, or for it's rarity.
FWIW, you got a very good deal considering it came with a Leupold scope.
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20" seems a bit short, but I once had a #1B which had been cut to 22".

That 22-250 was one sweet rifle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently bought a #1-s in 45/70, and with it's 22' tube it is also a sweet handling rifle.

Light and quick.

Love those #1s.

Keep em coming!

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Old 03-30-2010, 04:04 AM
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Or...??

Howz 'bout dis --> pick up yourself a black marker,print .280Rem on the bbl and brass. Tell your buddies you just bought a .280Rem,tell yourself you just bought a .280Rem,tell the deer you just shot, it was a .280Rem......none of which will care.

How far out will you be able to kill deer with "only" a 20" bbl ?? How will the "only" 20" bbl effect the accuracy ?? How many FPE will you loose,at 300yds ??

Try it short,you just might fall in love. -----pruhdlr

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Good point pruhdlr!!!!!!!!!!!

Take that short barrel #1B, trim that beavertail forend waaaaaaaay down, shorten it a tad and add a piece of contrasting walnut or ebony for a forearm tip, then add a barrel band for sling attachment and you will end up with ONE FAST AND SEXY RIFLE!!!!!!!

I am in the process of taking the funny little groove off the end of a RUGER #1-s, Alexander Henry forend and replacing it with ebony.

That short and slender forarm, along with the barrel band is better then way cool.

Did the treatment on a 300win mag years back. That one has a nice piece of walnut on the tip, but this one gets ebony.

Don't like the Alexander Henry forend, but tipped, I like it much better then the beavertail of the #1B.

Keep em coming!

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Old 03-30-2010, 04:45 PM
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I have a Ruger #1H chambered in 458Lott. Just for fun I was contemplating having the bbl chopped to 20 inches and while at the gunshop,have the "smith" stamp on the bbl, ".45-70 +P+".

This,for a conversation piece at the range.-----pruhdlr
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I would have bought for that price and had a new one put one.
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I'm not a Ruger expert by any means, but I read somewhere that they made a Model 1AB for a while, in a few calibers. This was a barrel with no sights, like a 1B, but in a shorter length like a 1A. The forend was a shorter 1B, with the sling attached to the forend.

I liked the idea so much, I had a couple made (in .243 and .30-06) -



You might call these "1B carbines", due to the short overall length you get with a No. 1 action, but the barrels are standard length for .243 and .30-06 at 22".
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Howz 'bout dis --> pick up yourself a black marker,print .280Rem on the bbl and brass. Tell your buddies you just bought a .280Rem,tell yourself you just bought a .280Rem,tell the deer you just shot, it was a .280Rem......none of which will care.

How far out will you be able to kill deer with "only" a 20" bbl ?? How will the "only" 20" bbl effect the accuracy ?? How many FPE will you loose,at 300yds ??

Try it short,you just might fall in love. -----pruhdlr
Ya know, aside from kicking just a little more and being a little bit louder, you're absolutely right. A 20" 7RM is very comparable to a 24" 280 Remington. Thing is, if you're going to chamber something in a magnum, you really need the extra barrel length to make it worthwhile. For $500, I think that Ruger #1 would have come home with me.
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