Ruger No1 303brit owners?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by WhelanLad, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    Any of you fellas got a Number 1 in the old British?

    hows yours perform an wat do you feed through it?

    I have one but have only shot 40 factory Highland 150gr thru it to test.

    cheers
    wl
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I have found that 180 gr. rounds shoot the best !............
     

  3. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Never had one. Is it as cool as it sounds
     
  4. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    ohhh heck yes it is!!!

    I had great open sight accuracy with 150! im goin to try 180s soon an decide which to reload.
    Im using it as a open sight sit n wait/stalking thick bush .308 :)
     
  5. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    meaning i wont be gettin a 308 bolt gun .
     
  6. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Sweet. I've always loved the 303. Amd always wanted a no1 in 303
     
  7. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    haha Same mate! seen it on the shelf at the LGS an had to have it.

    its been sitting in the Safe since that week, as i planned on gettin a No1 in my older years.
     
  8. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Are they .308 or 762x51? Can you safely use .308 if they are 762x51?
     
  9. WhelanLad

    WhelanLad New Member

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    Nah they are .312 mate, There was a bit of hype regarding the Bore size that Ruger chose to use, but i dont think its as much of an.issue as first made out to be..
     
  10. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    if you reload you can get 210-220 grain bullets, in canada the 303 enfield with the 210+ gr bullet is a favorite [or at least was a decade or two ago] for moose and big bears.
     
  11. WhelanLad

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    Yeah,.I think the Woodleigh 215gr RN is pretty popular in the old Three-Oh!
    can imagine very good penetration on all game.
     
  12. greydog

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    It is strange that Ruger chose to produce barrels which were so large. Perhaps they did this to accomodate Hornady bullets which are .312. Winchester bullets I measured are .310. Some old CIL 215 grain are 3105 while some Norma 216's are 311 even. Sierras are 311.
    I had toyed with the idea of building a Number One in 303 for myself but decided to build it in 303 Epps and use a 30 caliber barrel. I reduced the throat on the Epps reamer to .3085 dia. Going with the Epps assures that I won't accidentally put a hot load into one of the Lee Enfields.
    In the Number One Ruger, the 303 can easily be loaded to match the 308 Winchester but, if you have a Lee Enfiled in the house, you want to be certain you won't mix the ammunition. One way to do this would to be sure loads for the Ruger are too long to fit into the Lee Enfield magazine. GD