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My #1 Jones...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SaxonPig, Mar 7, 2011.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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    About 16 years ago I swapped a Colt Anaconda (I had foolishly traded a 6" nickel M29-2 for the Colt and came to realize the Anaconda was junk) for a Ruger #1 Light Sporter. Some dolt had cut the stock for a kid or a woman necessitating the ugly black spacer to restore the length of pull.

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    Despite its warts I came to really like the #1 so about 5 years ago I bought another Light Sporter which was in perfect shape and in a much more useful caliber.

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    About 3 years ago a friend offered me this Tropical in trade for something I had and he wanted.

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    About a month ago I bagged this RSI "International" with ideas of modifying it into a different caliber but decided to leave it as issued.

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    Last week I acquired a Medium Sporter in 300 H&H to fulfill my desire to have a #1 in that caliber (that's what I originally had in mind for the '06). I think I would prefer the 22" barrel of the Light Sporter but I won't cut this one.

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    If I had one in 375 H&H I think I would pretty much have the caliber spectrum covered. I'll have to think about that, some.
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  2. bpl

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    Nice collection! I'd go 7x57 if/when I ever get one.
     
  3. HOLY DIVER

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    very very nice collection i've allways wanted one! i realy like the 30-06
     
  4. HOOfan_1

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    Too bad it seems only the Internationals come in 7x57 now. I love the Ruger #1 and I like a Mannlicher stock, but not together.

    I am also not wild about the barrel band sling stud, or the open sights. Not sure why the Standard model seems to have been discontinued.
     
  5. DammitBoy

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    That International is sweet!
     
  6. earlthegoat2

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    I see what SaxonPig is spending the ol' tax return on......#1s.

    I like the RSI best. You need more of them. The others are great too though.
     
  7. HOOfan_1

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    I was expecting a huge tax return this year since I got laid off....sadly I have to pay so much State tax, that what I get back from Federal dwindles to only enough to buy something like a Hi-Point...

    Obviously the government decided to circumvent my 2nd amendment rights by severely limiting my fun gun money.
     
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