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BillfromOregon
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Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400
      #185337 - 07/07/11 07:43 AM

You guys down under have been having waaaay too much fun with your No. 1 Jeffeys, so I had to order one today. Should have it late next week, I'm hoping. Have dies and brass at hand and somewhere, some cast bullets ...

I think I particularly blame you, Ben!


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CHAPUISARMES
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: BillfromOregon]
      #185338 - 07/07/11 08:11 AM

Good on you Bill, You have to enjoy the life you have before your unable to do so.

Cheers,

Jeff Gray

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #185339 - 07/07/11 08:32 AM

Right on! You should like that Ruger. Please give a detailed report.

Curl

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Ben
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: CptCurl]
      #185340 - 07/07/11 09:09 AM

Oooh, good-oh! Good choice, great value. Have fun, and please share some pictures!

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Ben]
      #185341 - 07/07/11 10:16 AM

Friend of mine just a bit West of here,has #1's in .303 and .450/400. Aside from rather plain looking wood, they looked and felt just fine - about like any other #1 I've had (only 2).

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Ben
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Daryl_S]
      #185345 - 07/07/11 11:11 AM

I have plain wood on my .300H&H, but the wood on my .450/.400 3" NE is a little bit fancy.

Bill, don't be afraid to use it on small game, too. Mine has shot small pigs, a wild dog and some chital deer.


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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Ben]
      #185347 - 07/07/11 11:23 AM

Ben, I shot a groundhog with my .500NE Merkel. It was a head shot at about 35 yards.

For you guys down under, a groundhog is a small burrowing marmot about the size of a house cat, or smaller.

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Empire375
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: CptCurl]
      #185349 - 07/07/11 12:04 PM

How did the groundhog respond I wonder

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Empire375]
      #185396 - 08/07/11 06:02 AM

Pure panic - lost its head!

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Oldbrit]
      #185437 - 08/07/11 04:16 PM

Good for you Bill! I ordered the same rifle a few days ago, but I`m afraid I have to wait a bit longer. The store told me that the deliveries from Ruger could take up to 6 month..... But, i have die-set ready, and are about to order brass and bullets, so I guess I will have some fun with the .450/400 before I get the rifle! I have to agree on one more thing Bill, I also blame Ben for this purchase.....

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Kammerherren]
      #185441 - 08/07/11 05:23 PM

He's a Bad, Bad, Boy...

But a Bloody Good Bloke to Boot...

Cheers Mate,

Jeff Gray

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Ben
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: CHAPUISARMES]
      #185442 - 08/07/11 06:02 PM

Happy to pass-on the disease! Enjoy your rifle!

You have quite a large collection, Kammerherren!


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Kammerherren
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Ben]
      #185444 - 08/07/11 07:29 PM

What can i say Ben? I Like guns....

My collection is not big at all compared to those who actually has a big collection, but i started collecting about 5 years ago, so i have plenty of time! Anyway, I like the old cartridges, so a .450/400 should fit in just fine in my hunting rifle wardrobe.

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Kammerherren]
      #185447 - 08/07/11 09:02 PM

Ben should get a commission from the sales.

I must admit he makes me have some desire for the Ruger in .450/400 too. Luckily I don't need it now with the A&N Farq.

Curl

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: CptCurl]
      #185453 - 08/07/11 10:47 PM

This is spreading like "wildfire" , I just ordered a #1 in .303 !!! Has anyone sent their #1 to Doug Turnbull for case coloring and rust blue ? He advertises a #1 package with metal and wood "makeover" . Might really "dress" one up .
Robert


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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: bwanabobftw]
      #185455 - 08/07/11 11:25 PM

I would like one in .303 also. What a sickness!

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BillfromOregon
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: bwanabobftw]
      #185456 - 08/07/11 11:28 PM

Kammer: Ruger does tend to make firearms in intermittent runs. I noticed the .450/400s drying up on Gunsamerica and Gunbroker, so I pounced.
Robert: No. 1s in .303 and .450/400 would just about cover all matters, no?
But what fun if Ruger would chamber in .318 WR or .333 Jeff Flanged! It would no doubt be least expensive to buy a No. 1 in a smaller caliber and have it rechambered and rebored.
Now off to Turnbull's site.


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bwanabobftw
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: BillfromOregon]
      #185457 - 08/07/11 11:46 PM

Yes I agree !!! I actually have an older custom 450/400 3" that JJ Perodeau made for me years ago on a #1 action ( before Ruger made them). The fit and finish on that one is much nicer than the new .303. Let me know what you think of Turnbull's "makeover". I guess we could buy up a few more #1's and go ahead and complete the set with a .318 and .333 ????
Robert


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BillfromOregon
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: bwanabobftw]
      #185921 - 16/07/11 10:15 AM

Should be here Monday. Loads are waiting ....

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Ben
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: BillfromOregon]
      #185922 - 16/07/11 10:40 AM

Good-oh!

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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Ben]
      #185936 - 16/07/11 07:33 PM

I have been working up a few myself..grabing up some of the classic calibers,



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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: BillfromOregon]
      #185940 - 16/07/11 07:58 PM

Bloody Hell, you blokes are making it harder to fight the temtation to get a No1 in 450-400. With Ben writing about them it has not been easy, now this.

Those after Ruger No1 in 303 British becarful. Alot of them do not shoot. Mine has a .315 grove to grove and is currently back with the importer waiting on Ruger to deceide what they are going to do. If Ruger find that 315 is within specs then I have a rifle that wont shoot any avaliable factory ammo.

The freebore/lead on them is very long, I take it this is so you can use 215grain projectiles in them and still have some jump to the lands.


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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Rule303]
      #185974 - 17/07/11 08:50 AM

Rule303,
Drop me a PM at AHN and we can discuss you purchasing a 450/400NE. With dies, with brass ... mines been a safe queen.
Cheers...
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bwanabobftw
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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: Con]
      #185975 - 17/07/11 08:55 AM

Rule 303,
I shot my new #1 in .303 this last week. With 215 woodleighs it almost cuts a ragged hole !!!!! Sorry you had bad luck , but some of them will shoot.
Robert


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Re: Ruger No. 1 incoming, .450-400 [Re: bwanabobftw]
      #185993 - 17/07/11 05:44 PM

Early this year at a Big Game Rifle Club shoot I found myself on the line at 50 yards with my Ruger No.1 450/400 which called for 6 shots in 14 seconds. Got em all away and in the black, repeated the same at 25 yards.

I was later told I could have had more time as I was using a single shot, it shot, ejected and took another cartridge like a swiss clock.

I've just added my 6th a new No.1 in .375 H&H


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