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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hookeye, Dec 21, 2018.

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  1. Hookeye

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    OK, I found a shop w a Ruger #1 A in .30-06, red pad w decent wood. Not great, but not totally bland either. I like #1's.

    The ol lady needed more mercury glass green bulbs for the tree, so said lets hit a small town w antique stores. One of the two choices was the one we the gunshop having said Ruger. Farther away, i have to work tonight, so we went other direction.

    All antique strores gone downtown (yay!). Hit gunshop over there and...........Weatherby MkV, like new, walnut............but not .257 WM. If it was I'd have bought it right then.

    Nope, this one 7mm WM.

    If I bought it that'd cover me for any out west stuff.

    Decisions decisions.
     
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    I'd go #1.
     
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  3. .308 Norma

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    Me too.:)
    So will a 30-06.:D
     
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  4. Karl.T

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    Ruger #1 all the way, and its in 06 too!!
     
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    Go with the Ruger. .30-06 is far more practical than the "belchfire magnum."
     
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  7. Browning

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    It's unanimous so far. 5 for 5.
     
  8. the Black Spot

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    6 for 6 -- i vote #1
     
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    DISSENT!

    Id go MKV in 7Wby

    For a #1 I'd rather have an odd caliber
     
  10. Dibbs

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    Yeah, call me Elmer, but get the 30.06.
     
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    I am shocked!

    Conform you! It's a thirty aught six!


    ;)Just kiddin'.

    But seriously now, Hookeye, get the Ruger...
     
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  12. WestKentucky

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    I am with LW. If I’m buying a #1 I want a upscale variety and I want wierd chamber.

    But I have ZERO use for a signalflare mag. So if I’m picking between cool rifles with a horrible cartridge that I hate or one that’s just kinda bland, I’m going bland.
     
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  13. old heeler

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    I'm big fan of the Ruger #1 and have couple. I'd take 7WM and I use to own one.
     
  14. BigBore44

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    With the variances in accuracy of the #1’s, I’d go Weatherby. However, the ‘06 is plenty for out west hunting. Seriously, how did people kill elk, mulies, and speed goats before 3000+fps cartridges and 10-20x scopes? They just got closer.

    When/if I get my #1, I want it in something more unique than an ‘06. But I also already have 5 rifles in that caliber.
     
  15. Hookeye

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    Like a 1A in .300 savage ;)
     
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    Yep, that would be about perfect!
     
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    I am a big fan of Ruger #1 rifles. My dad has a beaut in 7mm mag.

    But man a Weatherby MK 5 is a nice rifle. My old Vanguard deluxe is a tack driver and looking at MK 5s as a kid I never thought I would own one. They are just plain gorgeous. .257 wm isn't a bad white tail caliber either. This would be a tough choice for me .
     
  18. Hookeye

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    If it was .257 there would be no choice. But it's in 7mm.
    I want both a #1 and a MkV.

    There is a #1 coming my way eventually (family thing) in a cartridge I don't like.
    So in 5 yrs or so it will be sent off to rebarrel.

    If I'm still around LOL.
    Some folks got killed on the road we drove to/from the gunshop yesterday (hrs later).
    To a F&W area and my old private hunting grounds, took that road a zillion times.
     
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    The #1.
     
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    I agree that a #1 in an odd caliber is THE way to go. I let one chambered in 450/400 NE escape me at a local gun shop several years ago and it's haunting. However, since I don't have any #1's, any #1 is the right #1. That's my vote. Merry Christmas.
     
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    I like single shots and an aught six is nothing to sneeze at.

    If only it was a Manlicher stock...
     
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  23. Hookeye

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    Had an RSI, think the bbl 2" shorter than the A model.
    Blast was a bit annoying on my .243 win RSI.
     
  24. Dr T

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    I have a #1 RSI in 30-06. Its favorite load is a heavy load (from an old Speer manual) of H380 pushing a 180 gr Hornady Interlock at 2650 fps (chronographed) out of its 20 inch barrel. The muzzle blast was...spectacular. I used to take it to a shooting range in Garland, Tx that had a corrugated tin roof over the concrete firing line. The blast would ring the tin roof, reflect to the concrete, and bounce back up to ring the tin again in sort of a rolling thunder.

    That said, it is the most "pointable" gun I own (including shotguns) and a joy to carry in the field (eafter tven if it is a bit heavy). I would hunt with it more often, BUT the wood is too pretty and I don't want to mess it up. Also, it kicks a bit much for my shoulder after the shoulder was rebuilt the second time.

    Beautiful gun.
     
  25. Hookeye

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    I loved carrying mine. Shot good. Was pretty, even w bland wood.

    2106 RSI.JPG
     
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