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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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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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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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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!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 

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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!

Crusty Deary Ol'Coot
 

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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.
Dan
 

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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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