I guess that I am old school too. I just picked up my new Ruger #1 VT in .243 and I broke in the barrel. One shot clean for 11 shots and then 3 shot groups. I shot 1.400 at 100 yds. off a wobbly bench, cold and windy. I moved the target to 50 yds. and shot a .280 The rifle is a Lipskey special with a 26" barrel and a 1-7.7 twist. I also used this method on my new Sako A7 .223 and have used it since the late 1960's and yes I have won IBS Benchrest matches.
Please send info on the other Ruger #1 in 6.5 Creedmore that you found.
I knew where there were 3 more of the 1B 6.5's however they are all gone now. These guns were selling for MSRP ($879 I think) not blow up prices so I suspect folks picked them up and plan to sell them at jacked up prices.
Sorry I couldn't give you any good news.
Last edited by Huntschool; February 9th, 2017 at 07:34 AM.