My new Ruger No1 7x57

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  1. TOBY458

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    I just got my hands on this brand new Ruger No1 7x57! Made in 2008, but unfired in the box. Added a Leupold 2-7×33 scope in stainless rings. Looks great! Now we'll see how she shoots. 20180616_104524.jpg
     
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    Man that is a good looking rifle!
     
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    Pretty wood on that one!
     
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  4. TOBY458

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    Thanks! I had one just like it a long time ago, and regretted selling it. This one looks just like it did, wood and all.
     

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    Definitely better than most they're making today! I just hope it shoots as well as it looks!
     
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    Congrats on the addition!!
     
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    Pretty! Hope it shoots as good as it looks!
     
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    Ruger No. 1 is always an excellent addition. This one appears to be a fine rifle, indeed.
     
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    That's a beautiful rifle chambered for a great cartridge. Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats Toby458. That caliber has a lot of "African history" behind it. Will you be bringing it on the group hunt in July?
     
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    Beautiful rifle, TOBY458! Hope it shoots as good as it looks.
     
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    Beautiful rifle. I like the scope choice too. The rings.......?????? Did I mention it is a beautiful rifle?

    I'd be interested in hearing what ammo you feed it. I just bought a Win M70 Super Grade in 7x57 and will be testing a bunch of different types and weights of factory ammo to see what it likes.
     
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    No, not this trip. I'm concentrating on bigger game this time. Would definitely be good on smaller PG though.
     
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    The rings are from a stainless Ruger 77/44 I have. They kind of look good on the No1 and kind of blend with the stainless falling block this rifle has.
    I plan on trying 140 or 150 grain bullets to begin with. That should be perfect for whitetail deer and smaller PG in Africa.
     
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    Beautiful. My number 1 is in 458 win mag but 7x57 is a great caliber. I have a mauser in 7x57 both great shooters
     
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    Very nice! I did have one just like it, but when I got the .275 Rigby version I sold the 7mm, but I had it for years. It shot really well too and was not fussy.
     
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    Nice looking rifle Toby. I had a RSI but, couldn't get the scope back enough without extension rings, so sold it. I think your A will probably balance better than the RSI too.
     
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    The good thing about Leupold is the long eye relief. I could've came back even more with it than I did, but it's perfectly clear where it is now. But, I can see where a scope with little eye relief could be a problem in these rifles.
     
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    Congrats! A No.1 is on my wish list for sure
     
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    Great rifle in one of best medium game cartridges. Have had a number of 7x57's and they all shot very well indeed. 160 Woodleighs at 2700fps is good to go for just about everything the 7x57 is good for.
     
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