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Old 12-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #21
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not for sure they offer that version anymore. i think they discontinued them a few years ago IIRC. they were a classy looking rifle too.
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I just looked on the Ruger site, no gots.
I've had mine for nearly 40 yrs.
It's gotta be somewhere used. I found pics and reviews.
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I just looked on the Ruger site, no gots.
I've had mine for nearly 40 yrs.
It's gotta be somewhere used. I found pics and reviews.
IIRC, it was maybe a few years ago they discontinued the Mannlicher stocked M77 rifles. i think you can still get the Mannlicher on the Ruger #1 though.
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I would like a Ruger #1 myself. But I would get one in a more modern cartridge. Maybe a .308 or something like that. I would be concerned about ammo availability in 100 years. I have gotten my son to help me with reloading a little. But who knows latter in life. I would hate for them to sell it because they couldn't get ammo.
I fully agree with rick1967 .....
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If you have a Cabela's nearby, why not go take a look at their Gun Library, there are more classics in one of those than I've seen anywhere else in my entire life.
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If you have a Cabela's nearby, why not go take a look at their Gun Library, there are more classics in one of those than I've seen anywhere else in my entire life.
I should have thought of that! The Gun Library is where I got my S&W 25-5. You can also view the Gun Library on Cabela's web page. All the libraries together.
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Very interesting that you bring up Cabelas' gun libraries. I was at the one in Gonzales, Louisiana two days ago. Boy, I wish I had more disposable income!!

The more I look and think, I am really still leaning toward the Number 1. Is there anything negative about this gun that I'm overlooking?
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Any Belgium made Browning rifle/shotgun/pistol is a good choice
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A Ruger No.1 is a good choice for a rifle although I will inject another idea. It might cost a little more but if you can find a good Pre-64 Model 70 Winchester that is already a Heirloom in history itself. I could think of no better weapon to pass down to your son, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as I plan on doing with many of my prize possessions. You can find a good one for around $1200-1400 if you shop around in excellent shape. As far as the 45-70 I am sorry to say I do not believe that is the best choice. First of all the recoil is too much for the normal non experienced shooter. Which means even if they did choose to shoot it. I would be very limited enjoyment. When a 270-308-30-06 is tolerable and are excellent hunting rounds. The 270 and 308 are fine calibers for most anyone to shoot and especially in a heavy rifle like the Ruger No. 1 and the Pre Model 70. Both would be a good choice in the right caliber. Not to mention the 308 caliber will be available and accessible in quantities for years just like the 45 ACP, 223/5.56 and others and is an excellent hunting round for most all game in North America.

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