Ruger No1 in .303

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by ugly, Oct 18, 2010.

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Life couldnt get better, just need to get Viking arms to import one or three dozen!
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Sorry missed the link!
  3. Still couldn't see it listed?

    Is it .303 British or .303 Savage?
  4. It's in their 'Specials' section. It's in .303 British!
  5. Doh! There was me looking in the Ruger No1 listings...

    Actually, I have the nearest UK equivalent: just been to the Proof with a Martini-Enfield carbine that someone found in relic condition their attic. Had to use a Black & Decker with wire brush to get the rust off, but it came up ok. Its one of the ones marked "Not For Ball", but the bore is fairly mint, albeit a bit of pitting at the front, and the .303 block appears to be unmarked. Would love to roll up to a wealthy hunting party toting my faux limited edition Ruger No1...
  6. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Post a pic, nothing quite like restored gun porn!
  7. One day my Martini Metford sporter will look this good:

    It'll have a SMLE barrel on it to make it shoot though..... :0
  8. The Powder Keg in JHB used to have one of the nicest displays of black powder Martini sporters that I've seen. Dr Botha, the owner was a real fundi. I used to get my reloading supplies and boots there.

    I'll post the link:Firearms Dealer | The Powder Keg | Roodepoort | i Lead Hunting in case anyone is interested.

    Just to wave a red rag about a bit, I think I'll keep to my No1 in .30-06.

  9. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    There have been a few sold in Canada and I was curious as to what results had been seen. One chap took a moose with 150 grain federal factory ammo and wrote to Ruger for the barrel specs, their response is below;
    Specs in Bold, any idea what would be a suitable load for this?
  10. The Ruger No 1 is a nice rifle once it's been tidied up by a real gunsmith and provided you only intend to shoot polite, well behaved, game who don't all turn up at once and start looking for a fight. The main advantage is the shortness of the rifle. I quiet like the principle and also once had a rolling block rifle which is similarly simple. I magged to grid because the one I used to have in .375 H&H (which had been completely overhauled by the importer Kettner, the usual spam problems having been removed; shit blueing, shit woodwork, poor finish all round, trigger as stiff as the horse of the same name, sights better suited to a Johnny Seven Rifle etc..etc.. ). Sadly it wasn't quite heavy enough for the pokier, noisier, heavy-thrash and acid metal, politically incorrect end of the .375 munition spectrum and it was no use at all for driven shoots (treibjagd /druckjagd), or in a thicket with thirty irate fenian piggies who all want to know who just shot our Danny. I'd rather have more than just the one up the spout here in a pig plague.
  11. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    As long as you do a nicer job with the barrel than this one;
    That said are the Knox form profiles and threads the same?