- Jul 26, 2013
- Reaction score
- South Africa, Alaska,lower 48
Congratz on the new rifle, #1's a a fine rifle and the older ones have much better wood than the recent production. I have had good luck with the Kickeez brand of pads. On #1's make sure the rifle fits you well in the LOP department. I have a looong LOP and before I learned about proper fitting of a rifle/shotgun I hit myself in the nose with my right thumb on a heavy loaded 45/70 #1. Be careful on keeping the correct balance of the rifle where the balance point stays between the hands. I tried on several #1's to put a reducer in the butt and weight the forend with lead powder/epoxy. But always found that to mess up accuracy and just learned to deal with the recoil... Soot off the bench only to develop a good load then do all your shooting from sticks. It will be a great hunting rifle.