Sweet!I have one coming in either tomorrow or Saturday. It is a Ruger No. 1 Medium Sporter.
Congratulaions on a fine new rifle. I looked at both the #1 and a CZ 550 Carbine in 9.3x62 before ending up with the CZ just a couple weeks ago. I can tell you it was not due to the lack of class exuded by that #1 tho, that's one beautiful rifle! It just went to the range for it's first outing this past Tuesday getting it ready for an upcoming hog hunt. Depending on where you find brass, it might be just as economical to buy some fairly inexpensive factory rounds for break-in and initial work-up and using the brass for your loads after. Just a thought.I have one coming in either tomorrow or Saturday. It is a Ruger No. 1 Medium Sporter. Any pet loads? And yes, I quadruple check any recommended load data against my loading manuals.
Oh man, a 450/400 Nitro Express! What a classic. I love the old classics, like 416 Rigby, 404 Jeffery, 470NE, 475NE, etc. etc., but they just aren't practical for someone who will never (way too poor) hunt in Africa, Asia, etc. I'm in Pennsylvania, where black bears are the most "dangerous" game we have.Those No1s are pretty rifles. I have a No1H in 450/400 NE 3" and have never regretted buying it. I look forward to seeing a couple of pics of yours.