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#7196650 - 12/17/12 06:17 PM Ruger #1S 300 H&H
gunner500 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 20931
Loc: Oklahoma
Dont know if any of you men saw the Ruger #1 in 300 H&H Mesabi had for sale here in the classifieds a week or so ago but, she came in today, I picked her up and scoped it today.

I have another 300 H&H so I already had some loads worked up, have some 200 gr Swift A Frames and the same weight in a Partition.

I tried the Partition load first, and after a couple sighters I let the barrel cool and fired a three shot group of .777" at 100 yards, I am very pleased with the results and the rifle, I had forgot how svelte, light, and quick pointing these handy #1 rifles are.

This 26" barreled rifle is no longer than my 22" barreled bolt action rifles.

The load is 70.5 gr H-4831 SC with the Partitions and it chronoed 2915 fps from the 26" barrel, plenty of power for all NA game and African Plains game to boot.

Gunner
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#7196755 - 12/17/12 06:36 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: gunner500]
gerrygoat Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 1483
Loc: B.C.
That sounds really good, congrats on a great purchase. That is excellent speed for your 200 gr load.

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#7196807 - 12/17/12 06:50 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: gerrygoat]
gunner500 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 20931
Loc: Oklahoma
Thanks GerryGoat, I'll be taking this rifle out on the Christmas deer hunt, I have one buck tag left, gonna try real hard to bleed her this year.

I mounted a new Minox ZA-5 2-10x40 in the factory Ruger rings, with the 4"s of constant eye relief it is a perfect scope for this rifle.

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#7196809 - 12/17/12 06:50 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: gerrygoat]
GF1 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 2564
Mine shoots nearly one-holers with 165 gr Accubonds or BTs and IMR 4350. Trigger to die for right out of the box, no tuning, holds zero extremely well.

Maybe we ought to see the light and AI all these old obsolete cartridges...

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#7196841 - 12/17/12 06:58 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: GF1]
gunner500 Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 20931
Loc: Oklahoma
Thats good to hear, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the trigger on this rifle, very little creep and feels like it breaks at around 4 lbs.

And hail yes on the AI'ing, I'll buy the reamers so we can re-chamber these old dinosaurs to 300 Ultra for more speed. shocked grin

Gunner
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#7197492 - 12/17/12 10:10 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: gunner500]
Mesabi Offline
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Registered: 12/04/05
Posts: 661
Loc: Kansas and Minnesota
Gunner! Please don't make me ask to buy the rifle back! laugh

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#7197521 - 12/17/12 10:37 PM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: Mesabi]
gunner500 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 20931
Loc: Oklahoma
LOL, I'll save her for ya, and give ya first shot should I ever. smile

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#7198092 - 12/18/12 06:45 AM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: gunner500]
tex_n_cal Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 13785
Loc: Back in Texas, for good!
Congrats smile I have a .300 win mag #1, but I looked hard at those H&H's.

I think most all of the newer #1's seem to shoot very reliably.
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#7198174 - 12/18/12 07:10 AM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: tex_n_cal]
7x57STEVE Online   content
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 3825
I would have bought that rifle if I did not already have one.

And the price he paid was excellent.

Congrats to buyer and seller.

Steve

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#7198222 - 12/18/12 07:23 AM Re: Ruger #1S 300 H&H [Re: 7x57STEVE]
timbo762 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/12
Posts: 842
Loc: Lake Havasu, AZ
Although many here will say the chamber should be reamed to "AI" and the barrel cut to 23", it sounds perfect to me as is. Congratulations on a good find.
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