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Out of the box accurate single shots?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 30-06 lover, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. 30-06 lover

    30-06 lover Well-Known Member

    I am in the market for a singe shot rifle, and was really considering the Ruger No. 1, but after asking about them it appears I would have to do some tweeking to get the to shoot accuratly. I would rather avoid doing that. My question is are there any single shot rifle that are accurate right out of the box? I considered the T/C and still am, but prefer a rifle without a hammer that has to be manually cocked before I fire. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
  2. esldude

    esldude Well-Known Member

    Browning High Wall, but it is more than the #1.

    Also, don't know which caliber you are considering. In my limited experience, it seems the larger calibers have better accuracy in #1's. My guess is whatever tolerances they hold make less difference in a bigger chamber and bore. Making them less effected by whatever 'slop' there is in the Ruger manufacturing.
  3. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

  4. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

    Why not a hammer that has to be manually cocked before you can fire? Encores and Contenders don't have a safty as such so the hammer serves that purpose. One can easily tell just by looking at one whether on not it's safe.
  5. 30-06 lover

    30-06 lover Well-Known Member

    I can push 99% of safties off with almost no metalic noise while a hammer has to click to audibly show the rifle is cocked. Always seemed like cocking a hammer would alert whatever I was aiming at. Thanks!!!
  6. claiborne

    claiborne Well-Known Member

    Browning low Wall

    If your in the market for a .223, I am looking to sell a Browning Low Wall 223. It is an easy MOA with Black Hills reconditoned 50 grainers. With my handloads, I only missed rock chucks and squirrels when I did something wrong. I have a new varmint rifle and a new son so I could use the cash. I'll Make you a great deal.
  7. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    Only if you're in a loving embrace with whatever you're aiming at. At that point whatever you're aimin at has already smelled you long before getting close enough to hear click

    Just about any push button saftey is louder than the cocking of a hammer on a rifle. A hammer on a rifle doesn't sound like a single action army in a western movie
  8. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    savage/stevens favorite, is about the longest lasting and most popular single shot, that is accurate and been around a long time. also ruger , I believe, makes a single. of course , you could allways go with n.e.f. or rossi.
    but the stevens really has a classic rifle look and feel about it.
    one of the finest stock is the Henry accu bolt, it comes with a cantilever scope mount allready on it, and i think a scope as well.
  9. Feemster

    Feemster New Member

    Browning Low Wall

    Anyone have a Browning Low Wall in .223 that they would like to sell?
  10. Macchina

    Macchina Well-Known Member

    Feemster, I don't remember where, but I think someone posted that they were selling a .223 low wall. I think they posted it somewhere besides the Trading Post. You could look around, but I doubt you will find it.
  11. Ol` Joe

    Ol` Joe Well-Known Member

    5 posts up.
  12. Essex County

    Essex County Well-Known Member

    A couple of years ago I purchased a #1 Standard in .257 Roberts. It would string groups verticley as much as 7" at 100 yards. That day I called Ruger customer service and explained the situation. Yes, I could send it back to have the obvious bedding issues worked on. However, I was told that factory required 13/4 groups at 50 yards. Lacking patience I dumped the rifle at a loss. Learned My lesson well. Essex
  13. Feemster

    Feemster New Member

    Browning Low Wall

    I saw the one by Claiborne and I did try to contact him, but he hasn't responded. I assume he no longer has the rifle or has changed his mind.
  14. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    also a mossberg ssi-1 seems to be a nice falling block type rig.
  15. oregonhunter

    oregonhunter Well-Known Member

    Have you checked out the NEF handi-rifles they seem to be a good alternative to the higher price of the other main brands. My cousin has one in 17 mach2, They are avaliable in many centerfire calibers as well. It is a sweet gun.
  16. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    It's easy enough to cock a hammer gun in complete silence, as anyone who has used one extensively knows. Just start the hammer back off the safety sear, holding it firmly. Pull the trigger all the way while fully cocking the hammer, and then release the trigger. Gently lower the hammer (holding it firmly) onto the waiting full cock sear and then squeeeeeze the trigger when your sights are solidly on target. It takes far less time to do than to describe, and can be done in absolute silence- even less noise than clicking off a safety on many guns.

    Best practice this a lot with an unloaded rifle until you get the hang of it. If you let the hammer slip with a round in the chamber and the trigger pulled all the way back, the rifle will go off just as it was designed to do. Is gun, is dangerous- always be careful. Not something you'd want to do as a routine thing, but it might be useful in exceptional circumstances.

    I've had to do this in the field when Mr. Buck was reeealy close... and the range was so short, and my sights already solidly enough on target, that even if my thumb had slipped it wouldn't have mattered. But I've never spooked a deer that was really close with the CLICK of a cocking hammer...

  17. Smitty in CT

    Smitty in CT Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Mossberg SSi-One, they are getting harder to find but they were extermetly accurate single shots. The trouble was that they cost more to make that what they were selling for.
  18. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    T/C is my preference due to the interchanging barrels. Gotta love that Pro Hunter!!! I have had Ruger No. 1s and T/C Encores and Contenders. You are correct about the Ruger and tweeking. At present I have a Pro Hunter and my daughter has a G2.

    What other manufacturer of single-shots has a 1) lifetime warranty, 2) accuracy gaurantee 1 MOA or better at 100 yards with either factory ammo or handloaded ammo, and 3) interchangable barrels in dozens of calibers in over the counter, or custom shop? T/C, and T/C only.

    Hammer be darned. JMO.

  19. xd45gaper

    xd45gaper Well-Known Member

    if we are thinking of the same firearm, that thing weighs a TON! was looking at one in my local gun shop must have weighed 14 lbs! (didnt help it had around a 30" barrel that was like 3/4" thick lol)
  20. rockstar.esq

    rockstar.esq Well-Known Member

    Merkel makes one that's supposed to really rock. I don't know squat about much else.

    Oh the Sharps rifles are supposed to rock pretty hard (as well they should for $5K!)

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