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#12089213 - 06/13/17 LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S  
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My local gun/pawn shop has a very good looking Ruger #1 "Tropical" (?) for sale - it is on consignment and I do not know the owner.
The Rifle has the red recoil pad and the shorter forearm with the groove at the fore end.
The Rifle in caliber 300 H&H Magnum appears to be in very good shape and has a scope of some kind on it.
The "asking" price is $800.00.
If anyone is interested I will return, take it down off the back wall and look it over and try to get answers to any questions anyone may have.
The buttstock has nice figure and fiddleback on top of that.
I think its an older version due to the red recoil pad?
Let me know or call the shop at 1-406-683-9844 (Tuesday through Saturday) 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. (M.S.T.)
Good luick if anyone is interested.
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#12090879 - 06/14/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: VarmintGuy]  
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At the request of one of our members I went back to town and took the Rifle down off of the wall and inspected it.
It appears to me to be re-chambered to 300 H&H Magnum from an unknown caliber (no markings on barrel other that slightly crudely stamped 300 H&H!
The scope is a Burris 3x9 variable.
The counterman at the gunshop was so busy I could not get in a question before I had to leave.
Will try to learn the "history" of the Rifle soon.
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Does the SN have a CB prefix? If so, it would be the 300H&H (The Kudu, IIRC) rifle in the Craig Boddington series. Good price if it is a CB No. 1.


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Originally Posted by Wildcatter264
Does the SN have a CB prefix? If so, it would be the 300H&H (The Kudu, IIRC) rifle in the Craig Boddington series. Good price if it is a CB No. 1.

Not with a red pad


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#12092084 - 06/15/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: dvdegeorge]  
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I almost called yesterday, then decided I need to sell some before buying any more.

I also thought this might be a rechambered 30-06.. If so and if it has Ruger sights, it was originally a 1A, which means it has a 22" lightweight barrel; not what I'd want in a 300 H&H.
If it happened to be a 1B originally that had the fore-end replaced, then it might be interesting, but I think I'll just wait for an original 1S from the early 1990s, or maybe one of the shiny Cabelas special issues.

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#12098060 - 06/18/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: Wildcatter264]  
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Wildcatter264: I will check for you on Tuesday the 20th.
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Gewehrfeund: In response to another Campfire member's P/M I got the nifty little Rifle down off the wall of the shop and inspected the rifling.
Its fine but the caliber designation stamping led me to believe it was a re-chambering?
The day I was there last week was rather busy and only one counterman while I was there so did not get to ask about the details of this consignment sale.
The scope on the Rifle is a Burris 3x9.
More later
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#12098106 - 06/18/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: VarmintGuy]  
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Varmint Guy & others.....
I was interested in this rifle also and stopped in to take a look. I was lucky & the crowd was thin. :-)
My take based on what I saw is that the rifle was rebarreled to create a #1 tropical chambered in
300 H&H. I did not and didn't ask to take the forearm off, didn't need to! It is a none prefix
#1 w/red pad, of course, decent wood. Whomever found or scabbed onto the Tropical front sight, and
a Ruger quarter rib to make it look almost right. If one had to have a #1 in 300 H&H here it is, but overpriced for
what it is IMO.
Still might buy it though......just cause


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#12098898 - 06/19/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: Ulvejaeger]  
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Ulvejaeger: Thank you for your expertise and input.
That settles that.
It indeed would make an excellent "dark timber" Elk Rifle - and would perform nicely in SE Alaska on Bear creatures.
The scope on it should be worth $150.00 or so?
Thanks again.
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#12099033 - 06/19/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: VarmintGuy]  
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I have an original #1 in .300 H & H.. It is one sweet rifle! It is first up this fall on the rifles to e used list👍 It has sights, a 26" barrel , and Alex Henry for end.. I am not sore of the pad, we are away today so I can't check..😟

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Thank you Varmint Guy. That was the neighborhood I was thinking for the scope.
WCH, this one amounts to a 24" barrel, long enough for all practical purposes.
Should even work well in a saddle scabbard!


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WyoCoyoteHunter: I am racking my elderly and feeble brain but I do not believe I have ever held in my hands a Ruger #1 in caliber 300 H&H Magnum?
222 Remington - yes but not a 300 H&H.
Enjoy your 300 H&H this fall and best of luck to you.
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VG , I have had 2.. One years ago, this one I bought maybe 7 years ago.. Glad to post pic's when I get home.. & I will bring this up to Mt. next spring if we can shoot a few gophers together 👍 I don't need hundreds just a few👍 Maybe we can smack a couple w/ the H & H👍Have a good one, & keep those gophers in check😎☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️

#12101368 - 06/20/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: VarmintGuy]  
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I Called and talked to JD today, its founds a New Home in Northern Michigan!


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#12101424 - 06/20/17 Re: LGS Has Ruger #1 In 300 H&H F/S [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]  
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WyoCoyoteHunter: Come on up again and spend some time.
I will "watch" you bonk a few with the "big gun".
Of all my foibles, maladies, shortcomings and trepedations heavy recoiling Rifles "stick with me" for weeks some times!
I don't know why - I guess I have just ingrained my brain to gently squeeze the trigger and let it surprise me - then when I get to shoot the magnums they some how short circuit my soft touch and concentration on trigger control?
In other words I flinch for weeks, sometimes - after sighting in my friends 3 (that right he has THREE!) 300 Weatherby Magnum Elk Rifles each fall I can't shoot a group worth a darn with my Varminters, for many days.
The crops are so high now that the Gophers are pretty safe - I just came home from town and along my drive were three Mule Deer Bucks (in velvet) they were walking through the field adjacent to my yard and all you could see of them were the tips of their fuzzy antlers and occasionally an ear!
First cutting next week for some though.
Travel careful.
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Saved by the folks from Michigan!


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VG, thanks! Not sure when we will be that way, but I will drop you a line when we do.

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Been pondering on one for years in 300H&H or 35 Whelen, been about 10 years since iv owned a #1 Like to THANK VarmintGuy for posting and for info on this rifle!


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saddlering, good luck w/ the .300, how did your other project work out?

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Ulvejaeger: Dang - if I had known you were a player for this dark timber Elk Rifle I would have held back my public recommendation about this handsome and cool Rifle.
My bad.
I "helped" sell a Remington 760 in 30/06 for the LGS yesterday, as well - I hope you weren't interested in that one also.
I think thats four guns I have promoted/sold for the LGS this year so far (via online and word of my mouth)!
Maybe I should look into commission sales?
Naw just kidding I like to see good guns get bought by good people - that is reward enough for me.
As for me I am virtually out of mad money until the "Big Eagle" flies by on the 30th of this month.
Then I will be at'em again.
So many guns - so little time!
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VG-Don't sweat the small stuff! If I had wanted bad enough I certainly had the opportunity!
Hope saddlering enjoys the rifle & if he were to get tired of it I get a PM.
No I'm still in enrapture w/my 760 35Whelen!


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If for some reason I decide to move this along, Ill PM you Ulvejaeger! now to find brass ect!


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Thank you Sir


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