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EDELWEISS
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Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts?
      #250752 - 20/07/14 03:16 PM

I had a 9.3x74R DR that I foolishly sold; but at least I bought a .577NE. While routing through the shelves, I found 4 boxes of ammo that are just staring at me. I have a 375H&H bolt gun and a couple 30-06 DRs, so I dont "neeeeeeed" a 9.3x74.

Looking at my options, the Ruger No1 seems like the best buy, since I can scope it for longer ranges than my DRs (maybe 250yards).

On the one hand it seems redundant to have a 9.3 and a 375, and the $1000 plus for the rifle pays for a lot of local hunting; on the other well it is kinda cool and isnt that enough reason????
Do you have hunting rifles in similar calibers
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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: EDELWEISS]
      #250759 - 20/07/14 06:06 PM

Regarding similar calibres:

2 x .222 Remington bolt actions (one is a M03 barrel), 1 x .222 Rimmed Martini-Henry, 1 x .223 Combination rifle/shotgun (barrel set).

In 6.5mm - 6.5x53R, 6.5x55, 6.5x54 M-S (all three of these are ex-mil rifles and fairly rough and cheap), 6.5x65 RWS (barrel).

In .30 - .308, .30-06. Plus 2 x .303's, 1 x 8x68S (barrel). Oops I also have a .30-06 double rifle (barrel set).

9.3x74R, .375 H&H Mag. I want a .375 Flanged DR, 9.3x62 (barrel) and perhaps a .350 Rigby. Which really would be redundant and silly all of these.

Of course some of the above I hardly use. Which is a sin in my opinion. My view has always been "why more guns, why not use the money for more hunting?" So breaking my own philosophy. One day may reverse this and start to sell off again to rationalise.

Some of the above are not complete rifles, but barrel sets for multi-barrel firearms, such as the Mauser M03, and the Tikka/Valmet/Finnclassic U/O double rifle, shotgun combination firearm.

Some are crappy ex-military rifles for future projects on the "never-never".

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: NitroX]
      #250763 - 20/07/14 06:57 PM

Thats just it I really do like 9.3x74r; but its so close to 375H&H, especially for use in the US, and while I very much like Single Shot rifles, my 375H&H bolt gun does anything the scoped Ruger No 1 would do; but I keep staring at those boxes of ammo and think how cool another 9.3 would be...

I can do a lot of hunting with $1000 dollars, and I rather be hunting. I wish I knew somebody local that shot 9.3x74, Id make them a hell of a deal for the ammo--just to done with the crazy thoughts


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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: EDELWEISS]
      #252430 - 20/08/14 08:49 PM

Take an M1917, and make it into a 9.3x74 bolt repeater.

(Personally prefer the Ruger though, i dont own one, but i liked how they felt in other calibers)

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Ash]
      #252433 - 20/08/14 10:01 PM

Redundancy is a great thing. I keep buying the "same" caliber over and over.

338 federal 2x
338-08
356 Winchester 2x
35 Whelen
9.3x74r
9.3x62
375 Winchester
375 Ruger
375 H&H
375 Weatherby

Just buy the rifle life is way to short!

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Rell]
      #253815 - 21/09/14 08:07 AM

Marlin XLR 45-70 Gov't
Ruger #1 450/400 NE 3 "
Marlin 375 Win.
Ruger #1 9.3 x 74R
Weatherby 300 Mag
Ruger M77 30-06 Gov't
Marlin XLR 30-30 Win.
SKS 7.62 X 39
Mauser 98 243 Win
Ruger BR .223 Rem
PLA 16 5.56
Savage 22 Hornet

Yes,yes, I to suffer from many only seperated from each other by thousands


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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Trailboss]
      #253816 - 21/09/14 08:37 AM

I also have a 375H&H and a 9.3X74R.
I love them both.
The 375 is made on a commercial 98 Mauser and the 9.3 is a Ruger #1.

I am on my 2nd barrel for my 375, but I have to admit I REALLY love my #1. It's shorter, lighter and kills very well.

I have had the 375 for 39 years. My #1 for only about 4.

But I could not say which one I like more at this point.


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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: szihn]
      #253818 - 21/09/14 09:25 AM

I have two 375H&H belted magnums and one flanged magnum.

Also a 458 win mag and 500/450 3 1/4" magnum.

The 375 I can use the same projectiles. The 458 - 500/450 not so much if using Woodleigh's I use the two different 480gn projectiles to allow more powder room in the 458.

Cheers,

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Rockdoc]
      #254205 - 29/09/14 02:31 AM

Impossible to have too many guns no matter what the caliber. If I find something I like I try to buy it.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: tbird1960]
      #260402 - 13/02/15 03:55 AM

I have (at least) 14 .22RF, 5 30-06 - and other 30 calibers as well, 2 9.3 (x62 and x74) and let's don't count the redundant shotgun gauges! But others are just one or twos.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Farrokh]
      #260414 - 13/02/15 09:11 AM

One 9.3x57. Three 9.3x62s. Sold my 9.3x74 double. (unreliable) Would love another. Looked at a #1, but the example in front of me had the homeliest piece of wood I'd ever seen on a Ruger, and I passed on it. I also confess to having duplicates in Mosin91/30, Mosin 44/Chinese56, SKS, AK. I could claim to be a collector, but with some of the Eastern Bloc weapons it's more of an accrual thing. Take the .375 and the $1000 bucks and go live a little. They made a lot of 9.3s. Norman4

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Norman4]
      #260422 - 13/02/15 01:09 PM

Zombie thread but:
9.3x74? you NEED it.......If nothing else it will round out your battery of fine caliber rifles......

#1 .375 H&H I bought new in 1976 (200th Year model)
#1 .450-.400 3"
#1 9.3x74

Fortunately all my #1's have decent wood.....it is a crapshoot.

My only beef with the 9.3 is the short barrel, but it is what's in vogue these days. Sure shoots well tho...
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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: 3DogMike]
      #260434 - 13/02/15 07:23 PM

I was in almost an identical position to you, I sold my 2nd 9.3 DR, and was left with a heap of cases, projectiles, and factory ammo. I decided that I would sell it, and did. Nek Minit I buy a Ruger No1 in 9.3x74. Need to buy new brass and projectiles, at great expense.
Don't sell it, you will be sorry.
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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: LesLeeSpeed]
      #313869 - 11/03/18 11:37 PM

The Ruger # 1 is a very light gun - so what about recoil if the calibre is a 9,3x74R?

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Sunshine]
      #313872 - 12/03/18 01:23 AM

This is an old thread but there is a theme here that is as relevent now as it has ever been: “Selling off a firearm and being left with the “accessories” such as brass, bullets, etc. I made the mistake a couple of times of selling off brass, bullets, and dies for a rilfe in a caliber I was no longer interested in, only to find a few years later a deal on something I just had to have in that very caliber. I now hang on to the brass, dies, and bullets, because one never knows when one is struck by the “fever”...... As an example, I have lots of brass and bullets and even several boxes of factory .470NE ammo and no .470NE rifle to be seen - BUT if is stumble upon a lovely double at the right price that I just MUST have, well, you never know!!!! So, the fodder can just stay in the tool box where it isn’t hurting anything until maybe one day I’ll use it. When I’m so old and feeble that all I want is a nice bowl of pablum for dinner, then just maybe I’ll rationalize my stash!!!!

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts? [Re: Sunshine]
      #313876 - 12/03/18 01:46 AM

Quote:

The Ruger # 1 is a very light gun - so what about recoil if the calibre is a 9,3x74R?




Dad has the 9.3x74 and I do not find the recoil objectionable in the least. Please note: I have been told I am not "normal"...whatever that means. Seriously, the Ruger, in that caliber, with a scope will weigh in around 9 or so pounds and that soaks up a bunch of the push.


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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: Sunshine]
      #313878 - 12/03/18 04:44 AM

Quote:

The Ruger # 1 is a very light gun - so what about recoil if the calibre is a 9,3x74R?



Being tall with long arms and neck I changed out the stock Ruger recoil pad for a 1” Decelerator to get a bit better fitting length of pull. The added benefit is things are easier on the shoulder.
As mentioned, a scope does bring the weight up a bit as well.
I don’t notice the recoil when hunting.......
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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: 3DogMike]
      #313879 - 12/03/18 04:55 AM

I have 44 sets of dies on the bench & a lot of different brass. The odd ones come in handy now and then, for making 'other' calibre brass with that die spectrum, or for turning into powder measures for my ML's.
I run calibres from .17 RF's and CF's, to .50/95 Repro 1876 by Uberti.
In the 9.3 range, I have two 9.3x62's - one not finished, and the .375/06IMP which is almost the same thing - same case capacity of 78-80gr.
I like the 9.3 and the .375, so I have a die to turn .375's into 9.3's.
Lee will make a 3-die set to do this, for you, likely under $100.00.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: Daryl_S]
      #313891 - 12/03/18 09:16 AM

I have a lot of different brass and dies for guns that I do not yet. If they come up at a very good price and it is something that I would like to have in the future, than I will grab it. It might sound strange but I actually quite enjoy collecting different brass and dies. You can never have to much.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: Waidmannsheil]
      #313903 - 12/03/18 12:49 PM

Here is a Ruger No1 in 9.3x74R rapid fire.

https://youtu.be/ELedPT--AmI


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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: mchughcb]
      #313904 - 12/03/18 01:07 PM

Quote:

Here is a Ruger No1 in 9.3x74R rapid fire.

https://youtu.be/ELedPT--AmI



Saw the ejected empty’s hanging up on the stock Ruger safety with resultant fumble to clear them from the action, needs the “Trop” safety......(and a belt or wrist slide for his ammo).....hard to be quick on a reload when having to dig into his left lower pocket multiple times.
Good effort tho........

New owners of the original “Trop Gun Shop” safety:
http://www.legendaryarmsworks.com/Ruger-1-Safety-p/rug1.htm

Yes, it works, and is a fairly simple install. I have done it to all 4 of my No.1’s
- 9.3x74
- .338Win Mag (my Elk rifle)
- .375 H&H
- .450/.400

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: 3DogMike]
      #313906 - 12/03/18 03:35 PM

Not mine, but you have to wonder, if it is a known problem with a lot of rimmed cartridges why didn't they make a safety that wouldn't catch the rim?

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: mchughcb]
      #313908 - 12/03/18 06:08 PM

Even my .218 Bee #1S used to stop on the safety - dind't hang up, so to speak - not stuck there, just stopped. The #1A in 7x57<Mauser didn't do that.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: Daryl_S]
      #313916 - 13/03/18 07:54 AM

I cant my 9.3X74R #1 counter-clockwise at the top of the recoil movement and open the lever. That ejects the shell and deflects it in-board, and it falls right in front of my feet. It's fast and very easy. As I lower the muzzle I am ready to put the bullet of the cartridge inline with the chamber and drop it in. I close the lever and start again.

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Re: Ruger No1 9.3x74 thoughts [Re: szihn]
      #313919 - 13/03/18 09:52 AM

Quote:

I cant my 9.3X74R #1 counter-clockwise at the top of the recoil movement and open the lever. That ejects the shell and deflects it in-board, and it falls right in front of my feet. It's fast and very easy. As I lower the muzzle I am ready to put the bullet of the cartridge inline with the chamber and drop it in. I close the lever and start again.



I do the same with my .303 British and have the same results as Steve.
The .303 rim is .015" larger than the 9.3x74r

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