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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:47 PM   #1
 
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Getting a No. 1 in .308, but....

The local gun shop I work PT at handles lots of Rugers and we get a number of limited addition guns in. We have had a few of the No. 1A's that are chambered in 30-30. We have one left and I have been looking hard at it. While talking with two of the older employees of the shop I told them this may go home with me but I wish I could get a No. 1A in .308. They both looked at me and said you can. New for 2011 and I didn't know this!!
The guy who does the ordering has a .308 coming in for me. I love .308 and have a number of bolt action rifles in it. I just bought the M77 Gunsite Scout Rifle and have had a blast shooting it with the iron sights. The 30-30 is still calling me. Should I get both? I have never owned a No. 1A only fired a 30-06 a number of times.




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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2
 
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The 1A is a great carbine, just in the process of getting one in .270 win.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 01:42 AM   #3
 
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That 30-30 sounds interesting....I would have to have them both
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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I missed the chance to get one in 45-70 for cheap a few months back. Still regret not getting it.
If you can swing it, get both.
Now off to bid on one in 458.
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I think I will get both. 30-30 is a dang fun round to shoot.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #6
 
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Hgunner,

I just took my new out-of-the-box 1A in .308 to the range for the first time on Friday. It was great to shoot but I have trouble mashing my cheek down on the comb of the stock to line up the iron sights. Does anyone else have this issue or am I the oddball?

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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #7
 
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Gents,

Davidson's had some Ruger #1B's in .308 earlier this year. They are gone now. Luckily, I scored one, but it's still in the box. I'll play with it later this year.

No, it's not for sale!

Try not to hate me...;-)

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I also shoot .308 and looking for more of a varmint caliber .243 but on the 1A the barrell band holding the sling swivel is bothersome to me. Would like the medium (1B) or varmint (1V) models. Been looking at online auctions on Gunbroker and Guns America and will hold out for awhile longer. But back to your question if you have the funds buy as many Rugers as you can because at the rate of appreciation, they're a better investment than the stock market. Good luck.

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I really REALLY love the short, 22" RUGER#1 rifles.

Once had a #1B in 22-250 that someone has shortened to 22" and what a joy to shoot and carry.

Current have a #1-s, 45/70 and it is again, just true joy to carry in the woods.

Only thing I must do with any #1 with that ugly Alaxander Henry forend is get rid of the ugly groove!!!!!!!

Cut it off at a 45 degree angle and replace with contrasting walnut or ebony and an already classy rifle becomes a true classic!

I also glas bed the forend to the under barrel hanger and then float the forend.

SOP on any #1 that lives at my house.

Keep em coming!

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I have been thinking about a #1 in .308 for some time. When I saw the 1-A (light sporter) was available I was ready to order, but I would really like something with a little heavier barrel profile. What is a #1-B? I don't see that model on the Ruger webb site. Could someone explain?

Don't mean to hijack the post. If it were me and I could swing it I would get both guns. I think the 30/30 would be a great gun. What barrel length? IMO the #1 looks best with the 22" barrel so it is carbine length and handy. Unfortunately no one around here stocks the #1, so it is hard to get an idea of feel and balance.
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Meeteetse,

The Ruger #1B is what Ruger calls their "Standard" rifle. It's a #1 with 26" medium barrel and no sights. Comes with a quarter rib and rings. It's probably the best looking of the #1's,IMHO

I've always wanted one in .308, but they have rarely chambered in that caliber. I guess they figure the '06 fills the bill.

Mine is still unfired, as I'm working with a new #1V chambered in .223 Remington. Talk about a tack driver! More on that in a separate post.

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Old March 4th, 2012, 03:45 PM   #12
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I have a #1 in 308 with serial # 76. It is hands down the best shooting rifle I own and I have many.
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