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Old 12-12-2011, 04:30 PM   #11
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I always had good luck with the Ruger #1 300WM that I had,never had any problems with the firing pin freezing when we elk hunted in Wyoming or Montana.It gets pretty darn cold in them parts too.

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:05 PM   #12
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Why single shot?

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #13
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Good question ACRhino...partly the way I like to range-shoot. Taking my time. Clear head, exhale, fire, repeat...I have a couple of nice bolt action rifles (.22 & .223). Semi-auto is not for me. Looked long & hard at a lever action. So partly wanting something different than what I already have (beyond different caliber). I like the classic lines & quiet action of the Ruger & Browning.

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I would think that for hunting you would want the ability to at least chamber 2 rounds, one for the shot and one if a follow up is needed without changing sight picture or manually inserting a round into the chamber/breech.

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I would think that for hunting you would want the ability to at least chamber 2 rounds, one for the shot and one if a follow up is needed without changing sight picture or manually inserting a round into the chamber/breech.
Some people prefer the challenge of making that one shot count though

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I don't hunt large game at this time. Just birds with shotgun. Perhaps next year - but its been years since deer hunting. Thinking more for of a range gun for distance shooting. And, to be honest, I don't have a medium/large caliber rifle and want one.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:16 PM   #17
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Any of the rifles mentioned will be great. My old FFL's wife has a trapdoor Springfield, an original in .45-70. She also has a Quigly rifle in .45-110. Those rifles are amazing. Both would be great range guns. Hand loading would be a plus.

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the ruger no 1 is a good rifle however the firing pins have a tendency to freeze when it gets cold. my uncle has one and was getting ready to take a deer with his a couple years ago on a single degree day. pulled the trigger but the firing pin didnt budge. deer kept on going without ever knowing the danger was around. so hunting in ny the no.1 might not be the best tool for the job. in warmer conditions it has performed great and is accurate though. ive heard good things about the t/c but have no exprience with it or the browning
Too much lube. I had a #1 and a #3. No trouble with either in sub zero. Degrease for cold weather on any firearm. Light synthetic.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #19
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Ruger has always had lower marks in the accuracy column. The thompson center encore pro hunter has a fluted bull barrel. With lots of caliber choices. The t/c triggers are CRISP! I have two t/c's and both are sub moa. I love my triumph even though this is a thread regarding single shot centerfire, it bears mentioning its sub moa at 100yrds.

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Old 12-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #20
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there's also the many, many, many, caliber choices of the H&R handi rifles. plus you get a heavy barrel & most are available with wood stocks.

i don't know if they're quite the style you want but are probably the cheapest of the rifles you listed & will perform just fine.

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