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Ruger No 1 - caliber choice

20 Nov 2017
@ 02:15 am (GMT)

Arve Ringsbye

Just bought a used No 1. Its a sporter 1 in 3006.

I`m going to rebarrel the rifle with a 26`barrel, either a Lothar-Walther or a Pac-Nor barrel.

The rifle will be used to hunt roe deer, red deer and caribou.

I`m not able to decide between the 6,5x55 or the 3006.

This is not ment to be a real long range rifle, but should be able to reach out to 600 yards.

Probably I should choose the 3006?

Any suggestions?


20 Nov 2017
@ 06:09 am (GMT)

John Smith

Re: Ruger No 1 - caliber choice
My two Ruger 1A's are in 6.5x55 and 7x57. The first has taken many
whitetail and mule deer. The second has put down a bull elk here
in Washington state.
20 Nov 2017
@ 03:20 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Ruger No 1 - caliber choice
Arve have a read in the knowledge base here about the 35 Whelen or stay with the 30-06 if 600 shots will be taken often .....
21 Nov 2017
@ 08:14 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Ruger No 1 - caliber choice
You just can't go wrong with a 30-06. From 110gr to 225gr bullets, ammo available world wide at just about every corner store, manageable recoil, load it high - load it mild, up close or reach out. It is probably the best work horse you can find.
04 Dec 2017
@ 10:01 pm (GMT)

Arve Ringsbye

Re: Ruger No 1 - caliber choice
Well, then its decided and new barrel ordered, Lothar Walther CrMo in 6,5-06, 1 in 8 twist, 26 inch.

The rifle will be given a new bluing and then provbably also kg-gunkote as well.

Its then up to me to get the rifle to shoot. I`ve never owned a No 1 before, so I`m preparing to have to do some bedding ...



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