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Old 10-04-2010, 05:45 PM
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Bit by the No. 1 bug again!


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I was in my local addiction superstore today getting a few powder bushing for my MEC and a buddy was in there. We were BS'ing and he glanced over and spotted a No.1 in the case and mentioned it was a small one. Then he noticed that is was a 6.5x55, one of the Lipsey's non-catalogued run of 250. He has a Dakota 74 in 6.5x55 already so he was mostly just looking and his anchor (wife) was there, so he wasn't gonna be buying anything.

One thing I knew for certain was that he would have been back to buy it in the next few days. I had to make my move and thats just what I did. Cabela's is selling these for $1400, I paid significantly less. I'll post pictures when I pick it up next week. It has gorgeous wood, although in typical Ruger fashion, it's not fitted very well. I hand fitted a new stock for my Red Label, and I'm thinking about giving this a try.

I am stoked about this little gun! Its much lighter than my B in .25/06. I'm gonna be taking a whitetail with it this fall... I have several guns that need to be broken in on deer! Good thing I have 7 deer tags!
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Thats a great little sheep and goat round with the heavier bullets
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:57 PM
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I was wrong, my friend wasn't going to buy that rifle. We were just at an NRA Banquet and he dropped a considerable amount of money on some of the auctions they had, plus there was a gun show the next two weekends and he bought a few more guns... regardless, I'm happy with my new toy!
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:11 PM
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great find.

Im still looking for a blued and walnut 1A in 7x57.

Stumbled on another 30-06, this time a stainless and laminate 1B.
Now I have a 1B blued and walnut with the red recoil pad and the stainless and laminate 1B, both in 30-06. Both for a steal of a deal.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:18 PM
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Theres a few on Gunbroker if you're serious about getting one... seems there are always a few around.

Here's pics!









Here's my first handload with 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips ahead of IMR 4350, Win cases and Rem 9 1/2 primers.

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:56 PM
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The walnut on that rifle is beautiful, Matt! Now you've got me wanting another #1!
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:10 PM
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Yes, its very nice, I was lucky to get such a nice piece. When I was looking for a 7x57 version, I found several 2x4 stocked guns for what I paid for this one, and the +++ grade wood was several hundred more than what I paid. I'm very happy with it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:40 PM
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Gorgeous gun, classic cartridge...don't leave it sitting in the safe, but when you take it out hunting, DO be careful with it!
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:46 PM
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You bet I'll be careful with it, although I'm pretty careful with all my guns.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:57 PM
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well Matt I just got a Lipsey's 1A in .257 Roberts. They are using gorgeous wood lately arent they? Ill have to do photobucket one of these days cause this one is pretty.

Just waiting on brass and dies now. Should be in Saturday or Monday's mail.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:13 PM
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Looks like all the junk wood ones are up on Gunbroker... I'm happy mine has exceptional wood and its good that yours does too... The .257 Roberts is a great cartridge, I'm stuck on my .25/06s for now, hopefully I'll be able to pick up a .257 Roberts in the future!
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:57 PM
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Matt that is one nice looking rifle. I don't know if you have owned a 6.5x55 before but it is one great round. Now, if you will just let me borrow that number 1 for a couple of months, at least till the end of deer season.............
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Nice find Matt. Always liked the 'elegance' of the #1's via my brother's 220 swift. I don't have one but maybe one of these days...!
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:04 PM
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John, I'll let you borrow it to hunt deer, but you'll have to come up here to do it!

Shawn, I'm hopelessly addicted to them! They are gorgeous guns and they handle exceptionally well. My 22" barrelled "A" is a solid 4" shorter than my youth model 700, which has a 22" barrel.
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Matt, all your talk about the #1 has inspired me to get a #1 chambered in 25-06.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:04 AM
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Are you looking for a V or B?
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Are you looking for a V or B?
I will probably pick up whatever i can find a good deal on, going to start looking after elk season, thats gonna be a little spendy.

Its going to be the rifle my gf uses for deer, and probably elk if i can get her out next year. She is left eye dominate, and i dont really want to get her a left handed bolt rifle as i would like to use it too.
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The B is about a half pound lighter and has a 26" barrel compared to the V's 24" heavy barrel. I don't think the No. 1 has been made in any other configuration than those two... although there could be some rarities floating around.
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