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One of my grail guns is about to be mine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Fat_46, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Fat_46

    Fat_46 Member

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    I have very little need for this rifle.

    I have very little need for this caliber.

    And tomorrow at noon it will be mine!

    I just swung a trade deal for a Ruger No. 1 Tropical in 375 H&H Magnum! Its lightly used(18 rounds down the pipe). Thankfully, tomorrow is also payday, because the dies, brass, and bullets are a bit steep!

    Next on the rifle grail list is a Benelli R-1!
     
  2. 1911 guy

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    I, too, have zero use for the Ruger No. 1.

    I, too, have heard the siren call. I just haven't had the cash to do anything about it. Yet.
     
  3. WaywardSon

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    Need has nothing to do with it. I owned one just like it & am still mad at myself for letting it go. Nice rifle. It will by the way...kill a deer:)
     
  4. bushmaster1313

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    About twice the recoil of a .30-06
    Enjoy
     
  5. Fat_46

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    Deer will be the primary game for this. I think I can reload the Speer 235's to a decent level. I also can't wait for the look on my prairie dog buddies ' faces when I uncase it! As for recoil, it seems its more of a push than a sharp shove. It can't possibly be any more stout than a 45-70 with Buffalo Bore loads, or my 454 casull with full roundhouse loading.
     
  6. Boattale

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    If I were to ever want a No. 1, that one would be it, primarily for looking at. Enjoy it in good health, sir.
     
  7. Abel

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    One word. Ouch. The 1 also comes in 7x57.
     
  8. Girodin

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    Nice! I too have little need, or even use, for a 375 H&H. However, I've always wanted one and eventually will pick one up. I will then probably find some use or justification for it. I'm not after a Ruger No. 1, but differences in taste keeps life fun.
     
  9. Hokkmike

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    Good for you. I know the feeling. I got one of mine, a Chinese Ak, and now some in Congress want to make me an outlaw.
     
  10. musicman10_1

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    Good choice! I also refer to this a one of my grail guns; I'm not getting rid of mine - ever.

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  11. Fat_46

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    I love my ARs, but there is something just pretty about nice wood and well finished steel
     
  12. huntsman

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    that's my grail rifle also but I have a need for it as it'll be my Squatch rifle. ;)
     
  13. MCMXI

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    Exactly. My Kimber Talkeetna in .375 H&H Mag is fairly light at around 8lb but it's a joy to shoot, even off a bench for load development.
     
  14. BruceB

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    Hmmm....SOME folks (Philistines!) fail to feel the appeal of the #1 Rifle. Too bad they don't know what they're missing.

    Presently, I own two #1s, one a newish .303 British and the other a #1H in .416 Rigby. The .416 is approaching 2000 rounds fired,( NO factory loads) and it is an impeccable, reliable, ACCURATE rifle. It will place TEN 365-grain cast bullets in an inch at 100, if I do my part. This load travels at 2050 fps, and feels like a warmed-up .45-70.

    The rifle has driven a 300-grain X-bullet at 3000 fps, and that cast bullet at 2600..... the power is there, if you want to step on the pedal a bit harder.

    Your .375 is one that I've considered, but with the .416 on hand it makes laying-out the money a little difficult. I do like the .375 cartridge, though. If only I had a gunbearer willing to work for peanuts, then maybe....
     
  15. critter

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    I have a #1 in 45-70. Really FUN gun and a real game thumper (deer, hogs-so far). It goes all the way (with reloading) from: BOOM:----------THUD to BOOM/WHACK/OUCH depending on your mood for the day. VERY versatile.

    I'd LOVE to get to try it out on BIG game some time.
     
  16. DDawg

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    I've got a smaller #1 in 223.. Makes a great coyote rifle.
     
  17. jolly roger

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    I'm sick too...I have one in 405 Winchester...WHY?? Just because..
     
  18. Fat_46

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    So i have found a downside. I'm now madly Googling SoDak Bison hunts!
     
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