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Posted: February 17 2017 at 9:38pm | IP Logged Quote safari100

I am a Ruger #1 nut and have an extensive collection. In another thread JD45 stated that he hunts from a tree stand and that that lever on a #1 is a problem. I would like to know how that is a problem,you only need one shot. JD also stated that his 280 also weighs 10 lbs. I don't think so unless JD has a 3 lb. scope.
I will also add that Ruger has not stopped making the #1. They will limit production to a limited # of calibers in a given year and change calibers each year. I have this direct from Ruger customer service face to face in Corp. offices. My gun smith is in their old repair facility behind the old factory, so I just walked in and asked.

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Posted: February 17 2017 at 9:57pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

I may have been off a bit, but you ain't gonna find a 26" barrel model that weighs seven pounds unscoped.

The lever mainly annoyed me when I laid it in my lap sitting. It just got in my way.

But they are great guns, no doubt.

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Posted: February 17 2017 at 10:12pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

I used to read all of Ross Seyfried's stuff.
He wrote a good article about fixing the barrel hanger and floating and bedding Number 1s.

I also learned from him about how important he thought a decent dead-on 3-shot group at 200yds was. I'm a big believer in that.
If you can put 3 shots on a 3 inch dot every time from a bench or rest at 200yds., you will be fine in the field.

Well, I took that .280, stock out of the box, no work or bedding, and it would break 2" with factory Federal ammo.

I probably should've kept it.
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Posted: February 18 2017 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote safari100

I can understand the lever issue although it never bothered me.
I did just weigh my 300 H+H #1 with a 26" barrel and it comes in right at 8 lbs. Now minus 14 oz. for the scope and a couple of oz. for the rings and that looks like 7 lbs. to me.
Everyone likes what they like. To each his own, enjoy, and shoot safe.

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Really? I swore mine was over 9lbs.

It was my heaviest rifle I know.
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My Ruger #3 in 45-70 with a Ruger #1 stock comes in at a little over 8.5 lbs.

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Posted: February 19 2017 at 7:36pm | IP Logged Quote safari100

I weigh 196# and weighed again with my #1 45-70 with scope and weighed 204# Minus scope and rings 7-7.25 lbs? I know I am fat but the rifle does not gain weight. I don't know, it doesn't matter. You like what you like and you believe what you believe. Enjoy!

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