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Old 04-26-2020, 06:49 PM
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The dime was just for size estimation of the group and the spot. After I shot a clip and bought it, I dialed in the scope at 100 yards.
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Old 04-28-2020, 05:19 AM
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Please pardon my bad joke. I understood what was going on there.

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Old 06-28-2020, 10:52 AM
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Not much love here for the 280.
I picked a Ruger 77 280 Rem. in 96, hunted with it up until 2012. Pretty heavy rifle for a sporter. IMO it's a great round, would still be using it, if it wasn't so weighty.

BTW 270's are overrated

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Old 07-04-2020, 12:01 PM
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Picked up a .280 rem Ruger.
Freakin' boat anchor too...........26" bbl, quarter rib, no sights.
Not a "B" model, but in that config.
This a pre B.

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And yes, it has the vertical split Ruger rings

Nice bit of board on it too (both sides like that).
Wanted a .25-06 or .243.........or something to be a donor for a custom rig.
But knew what it was.............sitting on a rack and played it cool, snagged it.

Around 75 of them in this config (BB and .280).
Think I read maybe close to 240 vertical ring Number ones made.
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:48 PM
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Picked up a .280 rem Ruger.
Freakin' boat anchor too...........26" bbl, quarter rib, no sights.
Not a "B" model, but in that config.
This a pre B.

1967



And yes, it has the vertical split Ruger rings

Nice bit of board on it too (both sides like that).
Wanted a .25-06 or .243.........or something to be a donor for a custom rig.
But knew what it was.............sitting on a rack and played it cool, snagged it.

Around 75 of them in this config (BB and .280).
Think I read maybe close to 240 vertical ring Number ones made.
I'm jealous! That's beautiful. I've had opportunities over the years to buy a #1, just never did. You did right, the 280 is a #1 round in a #1 rifle.

If you ever get hurting for cash, let me know.

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Old 07-04-2020, 01:13 PM
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Love those rifles. That's a great example of the beautiful stocks that used to be so common on them.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:45 PM
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I'm jealous! That's beautiful. I've had opportunities over the years to buy a #1, just never did. You did right, the 280 is a #1 round in a #1 rifle.

If you ever get hurting for cash, let me know.

Jim

Reportedly the collector market is a bit soft on #1s now.
Of course isn't that the case when you score a good one (and others may want to purchase it)?
No box or papers, and not mint. But it's pretty darn clean.

That model is heavy and IMHO would be better if in a varmint class cartridge.
As it sits in .280 rem...........its a plains gun.
And why I bought it (maybe go mule deer hunting). Oddball for these parts.

I think this one is too pretty and too heavy for my normal whitetail hunting (treestands).

Like #1s (this is the 3rd I've had).

You just don't let rifles w stocks like that sit on gun shop shelves.
Some #1s had good wood, often single sided. This may be the best I've seen in person.
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:47 PM
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BTW, I think a Leupold 8X w AO would look good on it.
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:33 AM
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I had 4 #1 in the 1980s, none new, all had great wood......mine were 1 .22-250 & 3 in .220 Swift......friends bought a couple, and I traded to get the std. bbl Swift, I kept it for quite a few years. I checked your split rings, not many out there but some are HIGH PRICED little circles. I will start watching for them at gun shows, if we ever get those open again.
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:29 AM
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Pops still has an old B in .22-250, but he used to have a 4 digit vert split ring in .30-06, an A in .243, a Liberty B in .243, and a stainless V in .22-250. Think a reg V in .220 swift also.

Had a .22 hornet and .223 in #3. Currently has just one#3 that's been re-barreled to .219 Donaldson Wasp.

Am no .22-250 fan so if I get his old one, will send it off for a redo. Wood aint great, aint bad. Dinged, so be a good hunter. Could just have it rebarreled to .35 rem and get an Alex Hentry forend and hunt it hard. Drop a 1.5-5x VX3 on it and it'd be a perfect woods rig.
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Old 07-05-2020, 11:38 AM
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Dug around on the web, Ruger collector stuff..........IIRC around 240 Number ones had vert split rings.

And the remaining vert rings not used were melted down.

So.........finding a detached set is tough. And expensive. Saw one set on Ebay and it was at 500. Dunno if sold.
Other forum stuff had em sold at over 300.......a few years back.

Mine are oiled and put away.

Think the original rings are lows. If so that no doubt contributed to some becoming separated. Guy goes to mediums and forgets where the origs are, rifle sold without.
The widow finds em and sells with all his reloading gear and taxidermy.

Makes room for the pool boy.
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