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.270 Falling block Ruger No. 1

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by 177, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. 177

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    Anyone played with one ?

    If so, what are your thoughts, especially compared to other actions ?

    I fooled with one during the weekend and was very taken with it.

    Just wondering whether one should become my do-it-all gun :)

    Thanks for looking :D
     
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    Looks bloody lovely - would love a go on one of them.

    You seen the International variant - Stutzen stock, looks lovely.

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    Stutzens don't really blow my skirt up - I like the look of them, I just can't get away with them in use (a bit like women :rolleyes: )

    I was toying with one for pretty much all of my my deer and fox hunting, as well as holding onto the little .22LR for rabbits.

    And the air rifles, obviously. Lots and lots of air rifles...

    ;)

    Don't really need .243, .308 and the other doo-dads if you have one of these :)

    Only limiting factor is single shot:

    I actually like this since it will encourage absolute commitment to each and every shot, but I realise that in the event of a follow-up I'd be pooched.

    It was a joy to shoot though, with easy 3/4" groups at 100 yards :D
     
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    Having thought a little more about the single shot nature of this gun, I'll have to be careful about how I word it.

    I don't want people to think I took great care in missing ;)
     
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    Well I think it looks chuffing gorgeous however as with any Stutzen I'd end up wrapping the forestock in some form of protective tape to keep it looking that way which kind of defeats the prupose :D

    .270 - defo a do-all calibre :)
     
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    I would get the feo some thing soft to land on before you tell him you want to shoot a .270 at foxes.
    If you applied for it for deer you may get a AOLQ. But slinging such a big bullet around in the dark is not a great idea, .223, .243, etc are far better suited.[​IMG]
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Justification is primarily deer, mainly Red and Sika.

    Foxes are something that appear on all of my permission letters but I usually manage to avoid shooting any (on most of my shoots they have foxes controlled by other shooters who only do foxes).

    Given that they are an 'as well as' I don't foresee any issues.

    I've often thought about a do-it-all gun. I'm not necessarily making the case for a falling block, but I'd be happy if my only rifle was a .270 and the land I shoot on won't be an issue, so...

    :)
     
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    If you go telling an feo that a .270 is a do it all gun you are setting your self up for problems. Many stalkers with many years of experience have them as deer only.
    As a large deer gun yes great, but you will be probably looking at portfolios, mentoring etc if you go for such a large caliber as a first C/F.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    I've owned this sweet little number a Sevens Drop Block in K hornet. It superb gun origonally in .44 cal and rebarreled in .22 c/f. Extremely quick to reload and pointable. Let's face it when deer stalking you only tend to get one shot off. Do like a nice single shot gun.

    Andrew
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    Hi.
    I had one in .243 a few years ago for stalking in Scotland and it was brilliant(given up stalking now, arthritus), very accurate and plenty fast enough to reload for a second shot if needed. I had a good scope on it and every time I checked it for zero it never needed touching.

    DD
     

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