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Old 08-08-2011, 09:10 PM
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RUGER #1s - 45/70 AWESOME


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Yes, it is AWESOME and I just took my second Cast boolit critter with my single shot a week ago today, Aug. 1st, 2011 to be exact.

Out for the first morning of a special and early anterless Elk hunt here in Ideeeeeho, and for me the season ended at 7:10am.

One 465gr cast boolit from the 45/70 brought my early morning hunt from the nice walk to the hard work catigory really quick like.

To say the 45/70 will "put em down," is an understatement.

As that season runs from Aug. 1st to Sept. 15th, I figured my load testing was probably over for this year, but due to the early closing - cut up the last of our half elk today - have a bunch more time to tune those groups.

The other half went to the friend, without who's help I could not have been hunting in the first place.

Age being a factor, and the HOT weather, made taking care of what turned out to be a very large barren cow a lot more then this Ol'Coot could have done.

However, Doug's place and his large cooler are just minutes away from the area I hunted and with his help I got it done.

Surprised to find the boolit just under the hide on the far side of the critter, but she gave me a quartering shot which ment the boolit took out the near shoulder, a rib on the way into the boiler room, one lobe of the lungs, then went all the way through a very full and heavy paunch before stopping just forward of the off side hind.

Boolit lost 137.7gr in the fight with the shoulder and rib, but the distance it traveled and what was hit were to say the least, impressive.

I have Two deer tags for the general season, so maybe I can add a couple more critters to my cast boolit score card.

Keep em coming!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:57 AM
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Congrats on your early season success and filling that freezer! I already owned a couple of Ruger #1s when a #1 in 45-70 came to live here about 2 yrs ago. So far it's only killed paper, but that hasn't kept it from nudging ahead of both my 7x57 and .270 #1s in my eyes.

I can still see the shoulder of the 2.5 yr old Kentucky 8 pnt in the crosshairs atop that big bore Ruger. The safety came off, but the trigger never got tickled. I decided to hold out for something larger, which never showed up (of course). So, she's still game-less. Sometimes I just ain't as bright as I oughtta be!

You've got a very fine rifle there!
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:38 AM
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Thanks Tnhunter,

Yes, "veryfine." !!!!!

I have liked and enjoyed #1 rifles for a good number of years, probably from the time I saw the first ad in a magizine waaaaay back now.

AS I get older, I am more and more liking the shorter/lighter versions, like the #1s.

Only thing that turned me off was the Alaxander Henry forend, and I figured out how to get rid of the, to me, ugly groove and in the case of the 45/70 replace it with ebony.

Oh Man!!!, that makes an already classic rifle over the top cool!

Started this cast boolit rifle hunting a bit late in life, so having the oppertunity to take an elk sized critter with a great rifle in a great and OLD chambering with my own cast boolit, made that a pretty special day!

Keep em coming!

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:03 AM
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i have a #1 in 416 rigby. love it. this is what got me into single shot rifles. i now have an h&r 25-06 and a sharps 50-90. single shot sort of adds to the challenge of hunting and ruger #1 has to be the best of them.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:17 AM
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Ya, I like the idea ot the Sharps rifles, and can greatly enjoy the looks, but for hunting, I much prefer the "hammerless" design of the #1.

Other then I think it was a British single shot, the general lines of which the #1 generally follows and some of the custom or semi-custom hammerless single shots, the #1 is top dog in my mind.

Like the high and low walls, along with the Brownings, but for hunting and as stated above, like hammerless.

Have owned and used a number of contenders in the handgun configeration, but for personal reasons have just never tumbled for the more basic offerings like the handi-rifles etc.

Over the years I've owned at least a 7mag, 270, 30/06, 223, 300win, 22-250 and the 45/70 all in the #1, and would welcome each and every one back to my gun rack.

Two, a 270 and the 300winm my oldest son owns and hunts with.

Just something about the lines of this RUGER rifle which has always rang my bell!

Keep em coming!

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:02 PM
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I have never owned a Ruger #1, but did have a #3 in 45/70. I took in excess of 20 deer with that rifle. Had to sell it to pay bills. I would love to have another one. Congrats on the early cow elk, they taste just as good as the antlered ones. Now go see what that rifle will do on a deer. My favorite 45/70 deer bullet is the 300 gr up.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:16 PM
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Congrats on your elk. Thinking of getting me a no.1 here pretty soon just haven't decided what caliber I want.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:12 PM
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Yep, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just closed out my Ideeeeeeho hunting season yesterday afternoon, by taking my 4th cast boolit critter.

This years total, 2 deer and one elk!

Nothing big or photograph worthy, but good eat'in with the steaks, burger, roast, sausage - summer & breakfast and maybe some ground meat jerky.

Look'in at 50 - 75 lbs of sausage this year. When I get enough critters, figure I can enjoy some of the extra things, and this looks to be one of those years.

Finished the year with a very clean shot and no meat damage. Don't take them or recommend them, but yesterday had a critter at a know 100yds, standing and a VERY solid rest, so a DRT to the max!!!!!!!!! head shot finished off the season.

Anyway, nothing yet to cause me to think the big cast boolits with the wide meplat are anything less then truely awesome.

Keep em coming!

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:33 PM
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If you want some really great cast bullets, try some of Marshall's LBT LFN GC. And he even knows how to spell "bullets" so you KNOW they are right.
I have been using Beartooth Bullets for decades and they really perform be it out of handgun or rifles. I have been working with a 525 gr. LBT LFNGC in my .458 SOCOM pistol (Savage Striker) and that thing is devastating. I knew it worked well out of the .458 Win. Mag but that only figures. Out of the SOCOM it really makes that little cartridge take on a whole new persona. Marshall's prices are so good and the bullets of such high quality I have retired my casting equipment. I'm sure the company that does not know how to spell makes great bullets (maybe they cannot spell because they have brain damage from breathing too many lead vapors while casting bullets) but if you have never tried Beartooth you really owe it to yourself to do so.

By the way, the 450 gr. LBT LWNGC out of my No. 1 .45-70 leaves the muzzle at 1824.7 fps and I swear, that is the hardest recoiling rifle I own, and that includes some heavy elephant rifles. That little No. 1 with that load is downright vicious, on BOTH ends.
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Season is over, the meat is cut, wrapped, sausage (75lbs) is made and the Summer sausage (50lbs) is smoked and yes, AWESOME still describes the 45/70.

Total for the 2010 & 2011 season is 3 deer and 1 elk, with 2 deer/1 elk for this year.

Glad I started down this path while I still had a bit of time to go there, do that!

Keep em coming!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot

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Congratulations on a great season. Things were really lean here this fall, but still chasing them with my bow.

I have a #1 in 7x57. Need to see if I can find one in .45-70 (and .257 Roberts, and a Swede, and so on and so on).
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:36 PM
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Oneeye66,

Hope you find a critter with the bow!!!!!!!!!

This year was a bonus year for us. With age catching up a bit, those years will likely become less frequent.

The good thing is I do have more time to hunt, so maybe that will help balance out the age factor a bit.

Sure hav'in a ball with 45/70!

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