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Well, I did buy a Ruger No. 1   ...  today actually from our host here.

Ruger No. 1 Falling Block 
Action: Lever
Caliber: 7mm STW 
Overall Length: 44”
Barrel: 28” Custom Barrel by Pete Pieper 
Weight: 8.5lbs 
It also has a custom set trigger set right under 1 lb.

Now to send them the ffl and payment and the patiently wait.  Maybe they would even be nice enough to put a scope on for me.
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thats gonna be a nice long range elk killing mfer! nice drew!!
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I am hoping.  It is one of the few 7mm I have actually thought about.  Maybe because it is different.  Should be fun to play with and I hope to thump an elk with it at some point.
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now to buy some brass and dies for it
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You better be glad I saw your name as the high bidder. I was gonna add that to the davis vault until I saw your name as the high bidder.  That was a smokin' deal!
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Thanks Graham. I actually couldn't believe it didn't go higher. Got it for less than others I looked at even after shipping and fees.

If you come out to Montana, I'll let you shoot it.
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Glad you got it and it will get use,  I woudl have just put it in there and probably not used it.
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I will certainly use it.  If all falls in line I might even shoot a deer with it this year.
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Good grab. The #1's are fine weapons to be sure. Excellent
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Congrats helo! Enjoy! Excellent
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Awesome.
 
This thread is still depressing, though.
 
Really Sad
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Why is that? I am even going down and going to pay them in person.
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Because I am an idiot:
 
Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

The single most accurate rifle I have ever had was my Ruger #1 300 Weatherby. I could start throwing some 200 accubond group sizes around, but it would be hard to believe, and it doesn't really matter. I sold it because I found a buyer that would pay way more than I did, and I thought I wanted a bolt gun. I was (am?) an idiot. I never should have sold that wonderful rifle. there are many great positives to the #1. They look great, they shoot great, they are sleek, they are compact even with long barrels, and you never have to worry about magazine size. Seat your pills out as far as you want.

Geez, this thread is depressing.
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Ah I see.  I hope this one is that accurate.  Just have to decide on optics, bullets, powders, etc.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Ah I see.  I hope this one is that accurate.  Just have to decide on optics, bullets, powders, etc.
Ah geez ... what a chore.
 
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Get to play with scopes while you're there.
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I'd look real hard at the used Conquest with Rapid Z 800 I have one and like it a lot.
SPL16818 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309972, Matte, Rapid Z 800, 1"
$649.95
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Drew, I have a 7mmSTW (was going to bid on the one you got until I saw you were after it).  Truly, an OUTSTANDING caliber/cartridge.  One of the most accurate I have ever fired...
I've put three rounds in 0.74 in at 500 yards with it.  Fairly rapid fire, uncorrected for wind.  Mine is a Win Model 70, pre-64 action Laredo, but the whole 7mmSTW concept is awesome.  Lots of room to experiment with loads, super ballistics, lots of bullet weights/type to play with.  Of course, there was once a guy who loaded all my exotic stuff for me.  He got a divorce and I have not heard from him since.  He was a great munitions maker AND a great shooter.  I really miss him, wonder what happened to him. 
Anyway, I KNOW you are going to love that rifle.  If you ever have any accuracy problems, PM me.  There are some fairly easy fixes available for Ruger #1.  You may never hunt with anything else again.
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Thanks for letting me walk away with it KB.  I am hoping that with the work that has been done on the gun already I won't have to do anything to it, but I may call anyway.  I will say that the STW is one of the few 7mm rounds that I have even considered.  I have a hard time thinking it will displace my love for the 300 Mag, but it might if it is as good as you say.

Right now I am looking at the 160 gr and up bullets.  I would love to see if I could push a 175 @ 3000+ out of that 28" tube.  I need Trigger29 to make me a few bullets for it.

As for a scope, not sure yet, but I am sure SWFA will get me hooked up right.  Maybe it is time for a Z6 or equivalent.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Well, I did buy a Ruger No. 1   ...  today actually from our host here.

Ruger No. 1 Falling Block 
Action: Lever
Caliber: 7mm STW 
Overall Length: 44”
Barrel: 28” Custom Barrel by Pete Pieper 
Weight: 8.5lbs 
It also has a custom set trigger set right under 1 lb.

Now to send them the ffl and payment and the patiently wait.  Maybe they would even be nice enough to put a scope on for me.


Cool!

Incidentally, I know Pete.  He lives about 30 miles from me, in Hempstead, TX.  He's a really nice guy and does good work.  I had him do some barrel work for me a year ago.

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