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Old May 10th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #1
 
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Hicks Accurizer??

Hicks Accurizer? Anybody ever use them? I have one but I haven't installed it yet. I have a Ruger 1A in 30-06...I haven't shot it much./....it shoots ok....not the worst or the best...any feedback would be welcome. cheers.



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Old May 15th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #2
 
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I have an article about the Hicks & it has worked for many. I have a new 264WM & I am going to start testing soon. I would get a Hicks as a last resort if I knew for sure that the barrel was good, but the groups were not consistant. I will try other methods first & I have a bunch of those recorded from a simple John Barsness fix to the Ross Seyfried fix & then the Hicks. However, since you have one, may be worth a try.

Is your rifle stringing, vert, hor. or juist not as consistant as you like?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #3
 
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I had one installed by a gunsmith on a 223 V. It will now group under an inch for 5 shots. Before, I had tried very combination I could learn about, forearm off, adjusting forearm screw with torque wrench and rubber washer under forearm screw. My groups were 2-3 inches with vertical stringing. The Hicks works for me.
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Is it difficult to install at home?
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #5
 
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I have also been considering the Hicks on my Medium Sporter in 7mm Rem Mag. I found these installation instructions:
http://www.eabco.com/Hickspkg.pdf
And then there is this alternative:
Accurizing the No. 1 Ruger
Which seems less fiddley, once you got the shim thickness right.
If I was smart, I would probably just leave it be. Over the years it has been responsible for more meat in my freezer than any other rifle I own. It's just never been as accurate (~2moa) as I thought it should be and it is very load sensitive.
Perhaps yet another alternative would be to accraglass (or some such) between the hanger and the fore end, so as to float the fore end off the barrel. In M.L. McPherson's Accurizing The Factory Rifle he suggests either bedding or floating , and using RTV between the action and the fore end.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #6
 
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Accuracy Tips For The Ruger #1 | RVB Precision
Excerpt:
"Remove the forend. Where the tip of the forend contacts the barrel, wrap 4 layers of electrical tape on the barrel. This tape will hold the barrel away from the forend as the epoxy we are going to use to float the forend dries. You donít need to sand the barrel channel out if you donít want to. Usually there is enough space from the factory. Use a release agent (I use PAM cooking spray) on the hanger, the hanger screw, and put some on the receiver where the back end of the forend contacts it. Mix up some bedding compound (I like Marine Tex, available at any boat supply or off the internet from Brunoís Shooting Supply) Apply the bedding compound to the slot in the forend that contacts the hanger and put some on the back end of the forend where it will mate up to the receiver. This receiver bedding is very important. It will really cut down on the vibrations of the forend during the shot being fired. Mount the forend to the gun. Use the screw to hold everything LIGHTLY together. Donít torque the forend screw down tight. And God help you if you forgot the release agent on this screw! Once the bedding compound dries, remove the forend and clean up any excess. Remount the forend, tighten down the forend screw tight but not overly tight and check to see if you can slip a couple of dollar bills between the barrel and forend. If the dollars bind anywhere, you may need to do some light sanding in the barrel channel. If you sand the forend, make sure to reseal the sanded area with some tung oil or other stock finish."
Hey! That was my idea.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #7
 
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i have a no 1 in 220 swift with a hicks and moyers trigger with reloads i have shot under 1/4 ins at 100yrds but all my reloads are under 1/2 ins groups so they must work,all the hicks and trigger work was done before i bought the no 1 ,so i don,t know what it shot like before, atb steve
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I have No. 1V in 220 Swift as well and was having issues having it shoot consistently. Installed a Hicks accurizer and can now get groups in .5" MOA range. still have days were it doesn't want to group as tight and trying to get that bug out. The Hicks is relatively easy to install if you have the right tools. Installed mine in about an hour with a Dremel and woodworking chisels.

You may want to look at installing an aftermarket trigger. Mine was too heavy for a varmit rifle so replaced it with a Moyers. It was better but later replaced it with a Kepplinger set trigger and it is awesome.
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Good morning,
I am new to the forum but have a bit of experience with the #1. The Hicks accurizer has worked well for me on a couple of rifles. In the past when Virgin Valley Arms was in business (pre MGM) they accurized a 1V in 6mm- their version of the Hicks,free floated and clearanced the forearm where it contacts the receiver then reattached to the hanger bracket closer to the action. The barrel which is factory was lapped and a Kepplinger triger installed. The finished project shoots extremely well with proper handloads.
Good luck,
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I have No. 1V in 220 Swift as well and was having issues having it shoot consistently. Installed a Hicks accurizer and can now get groups in .5" MOA range. still have days were it doesn't want to group as tight and trying to get that bug out. The Hicks is relatively easy to install if you have the right tools. Installed mine in about an hour with a Dremel and woodworking chisels.

You may want to look at installing an aftermarket trigger. Mine was too heavy for a varmit rifle so replaced it with a Moyers. It was better but later replaced it with a Kepplinger set trigger and it is awesome.
what powers are you using i use blc2,h380 and h414 heads i use berger 52 grn vmax 55 grn with h380 and blc2 and h414 with 60 grn hornady sp all with winchester cases and cci mag primers when i fl resize my groups are 1/2 ins to 3/8 ins but then when i neck size they come down to a 1/4 ins i am going to try a 55 grn berger match next
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I have best results with 50 gr Sierra BK behind 39.4 gr of IMR 4320. Returned from the range today and the rifle was shooting consistent tight groups with all touching. So at this point I believe its tuned.

Think some of the issue was with the loads. I have been using both Remington and Winchester brass but going to try Norma. I now sort by weight, body size, neck size, trim, neck turn all my brass and that definitely seems to help accuracy. Lot of work and lots of brass gets culled in the process.

Berger makes a great bullet and the 50 gr FB shoots well also. I reload the VLD's for big game and so far two Oryx and an elk dropped this year with single shots.
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I own three Ruger #1's. 204 Ruger,25-06 and 300 Weatherby. The 204 is new and the other two used. When I sighted in the 204 it I had three shot groups touching at 10yrds. The 06 Was ok. as was the 300. Then one day I went to the range and the 204 and 06 were all over. I went home and started reading up on what could be done. After reading countless forums on the Accurizer I decided that was the way to go. I have not ordered them yet but plan to shortly. In the mean time I figured I would try and correct other issues. I tried sliding a dollar bill between the barrel and forearm. It did not go on any of the three. The wood was hitting all the way. Off came the forearms and out came the sand paper. I masked along the top edges holding the tape bake the amount I wanted to remove. The 204 stock is laminated and I figured that would be a bear but it sanded easily. I then sanded the points that come in contact with the receiver. After I install the Accurizers I am going to bed the points where the wood touches the Accurizer and hammer spring carrier and shimming the barrel and receiver to keep the forearm clear from contact. In the mean time ,I went to the range today. I had to re-zero the 204 and 06 (I did not shoot the 300) The 204 ended up shooting three shot group about the size of a time. I did not snug the forearm up yet. The 06 ended up shooting it's best groups sense I owned it. Nickle size groups at 100 yards. My point to all of this is ,if you feel you can not install the Accurizer yourself a little sanding and bedding may give you a great hunting rifle. I am far from being a great shot anymore. I can't wear my glasses to shoot so the scopes are adjust the best I can to see and I still ended up with these groups. I will post again after I install the Accurizers and post my results.
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I did my own install of a Hicks on my #1 30/06. I was able to shrink the groups by tuning it.
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Easy to make your own version of the Hicks
Here are pics from RIFLE magazine that will save you the $$
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I received my first Accurizer yesterday. I still need to pick up some wood tools and glass bedding. I decided to put the Accurizer on the gun and take some measurement and make some lay out marks for carving out the wood. I have yet to see this, I'll say issue in any other comment forum. The holes did not line up with the existing holes. The Accurizer would not seat deep enough for the holes to all line up. It took a flat file and some time to file enough off the spring hanger to allow the peg to side in. I an talking a 1\32 plus , clearly not even close.For $60 dollars you would think the fit would be better. So now with the glass kit I also have to get a bluing kit to touch up the metal.
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