Allure of the Ruger No1

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I’m on the horns of that dilemma right now. Do I rebarrel a #1 from 9.3x62 to 7x57 and oil finish the stock, OR, sell a few things and buy a Dakota M10 in 7x57?

In that vein, who would you guys trust to rebarrel a No1?

definitely just buy the Dakota. Rebarreling and cutting the extractor isn’t trivial. And then are you planning on building a bee quarter rib so you can use Talley rings? And install front and rear sights? $$$$$
Or if you’re a man of great faith, you can pray they bust the quarter rib off that is green loctite installed. If they don’t mangle it you might be able to reuse it replicating the flaws of the original #1?

better things in life to spend $1000-$1500 or more on than this endeavor, especially since you don’t get to keep the original number 1 in the process. The solution is always add more guns!
 

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I’m on the horns of that dilemma right now. Do I rebarrel a #1 from 9.3x62 to 7x57 and oil finish the stock, OR, sell a few things and buy a Dakota M10 in 7x57?

In that vein, who would you guys trust to rebarrel a No1?
WAB, I have a #1 275 Rigby I might be willing to part with. PM if you're interested.
 
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WAB, I have a #1 275 Rigby I might be willing to part with. PM if you're interested.

Thanks but I need to thin the herd. The 9.3 has to go first, either through conversion or sale. I tend to think Rookhawk is right, shame to mess with a No1 that shoots 1/2” groups!
 

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Well, I decided to take a gamble on another Ruger #1. This one was on Gun Broker recently and I decided to give it a go. 300 Win Mag, Serial # has it from 1977, but the wood and carving/checkering is definitely a custom job. I need to see how it shoots. I'm hoping anyone who put the money in it for that kind of wood treated it well. We shall see.

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Unusual but nice Ryan. How is the recoil with the different stock? What scope will you be mounting?
 

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Unusual but nice Ryan. How is the recoil with the different stock? What scope will you be mounting?
I don't know how the recoil is yet, I'm waiting for the scope to shoot it. I have a Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10X 40 mm on order for it.

And since the local temperatures were hovering in the single digits (Farenheit) this past week I wasn't real anxious to head to the range anyway.
 

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