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Ruger #1 Big-Bore Conversions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Matt304, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Matt304

    Matt304 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Utica, IL
    Does anyone know where there are any forum topics on Ruger #1 big-bore conversions?

    I am interested in converting a #1 to something larger than 458 Lott, like one of the SSK .50 caliber rounds, or 500NE. SSK has the .50 Alaskan or 50x3.25" etc. I know recoil gets emmense, but I will install lead weight and a damping butt system.

    Basically I emailed SSK, and they told me $1300-1500. I didn't think this sounded right on a $700 rifle. Shouldn't the action only require minor modification to feed and eject the round? I can't see where this cost comes from when there is only bolt face work needed (I believe). But I am not experienced with this type of conversion, so maybe it is me who is assuming wrong.

    Can someone describe some other shops who could do this as well? I can have the barrel made myself, or if the price is right have it done with the action. I just want to get it done without paying an arm and a leg.

  2. Leadbutt

    Leadbutt Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Pop over to the accuratereloading.com forum and go into the big bore or African section and talk with those guys and gals there.

    I hav on of the 45-70's converted to the 450 3 1/4" Nitro
  3. pete f

    pete f Participating Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Try Shaw barrels, ask them, they do all sorts of things for downright reasonable rates

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