R.J Renner Ruger #1

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R.J Renner Ruger #1

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I was hoping the weather would cooperate that I could take some photo's outside but that's not the case. I finally received my custom Ruger #1 from R.J. Renner this past Friday. I have to say his work is outstanding and very pleasant to talk to. This Ruger has been converted into a Germanic stalking rifle, 22" Dougles barrel in 35 Whelen, 1-12 twist rate. Casecolor treatment, MorVue rear aperture sight, improved trigger work and NECG banded masterpiece front sight with interchangeable inserts. Comes with 30mm Ruger scope rings that have been modified for rezero and vintage style hooks. Without the rings it weighs just a hair under 6lbs. I've posted about the Ruger receiver a while ago being it was a special run for the single shot association back in the 80's. Now it's time to gather some components and do some test firing. Enjoy! :D

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You made some outstanding choices in that custom rifle! Outstanding! -Tutt
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Beautiful rifle. Well-conceived and beautifully executed.
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Exceptional!
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Renner made this 62cal cap lock for me
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That is 100 % pure class!



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Wow, super classy rifle! Do you have any special hunts planned for it?


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yeah, that's a treasure !
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Stunning! the .35 Whelen has always interested my, but have had one yet.

May have many adventures with it!

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That is the finest example of the Ruger No. 1 I've ever seen. Congratulations!
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Thanks everyone! This project took some time, but it finally paid off. It feels really nice in my hands and comes up quick to my shoulder. As light as it is I don't plan on working up any "full house" loads any time soon that's for sure! The big dilemma was trying to figure out what caliber I wanted and then finally settling with the 35 Whelen. The deciding factor was the number of 35 cal bullets molds and jacketed bullets I have stocked up.
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Last year I got my first ever case of "scope eye" trying to sight in my CVA Scout in 35 Whelen. It's a real handful in a light rifle, no doubt! That, sir, is a lovely bit of ordnance, and I'm not a particular fan of that particular platform - but the stellar work done on it is something to behold! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Very nice :!:
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I'm a big fan of both Ruger No. 1s and Roger Renner's work. They both came together perfectly in your new rifle. Glad to hear you are going to work up some cast bullet loads for it. Even at modest velocities, they can do serious work.
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I've always wanted a Ruger No.1 in 220 Swift but not in the varmint configuration. Over the last 20 years so far all I've managed to do is collect the proper trigger ... a Canjar single set. Slow going for me. Not sure I'll have what I want before I kick off at this rate.

I'm loving the sweep of your buttstock on that rifle. The grip appears elongated and seems to end at a different angle that the stock one.
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"Without the rings it weighs just a hair under 6lbs" . with the rings and scope that awesome rifle would be perfect for hunting most of North America. I had a No1 in .375 H&H . I was getting old and it was a big hitter at both ends. that's one Fine Rifle. Congrats. :D .
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That is certainly a beautiful rifle. Love the classic look.
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I love my #1. I hope you get as much enjoyment from your's as I have from mine.
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No doubt the Best #1 I have ever seen . Classic !
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It is sure nice looking. I have never shot a .35 Whelen, but I do have some trigger time on a .30-06. With the expanded case mouth and the bigger bullets, I am guessing it would kick a bit more despite having basically the same amount of gunpowder. Everything I have read on that cartridge has been positive. If you do your part, everything published on it says it will do whatever you need it to do.
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It's pretty cool when something can be a new production item but instantly looks like a 'classic'.

The Ruger No1 is a perfect vehicle for that, although I really wish they still made the No3's as well (... I wonder if there was ever a Ruger No2...???)
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very nice work on a classy rifle.
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It's truly a beautiful rifle! The caliber is interesting too. I have an old Mauser chambered in .22-250 and the barrel is shot out. I'm seriously considering rebarreling it to .35 Whelan or maybe .35 Whelan AI. Elmer Keith called it the poor man's .375 H & H. That's a pretty strong endorsement coming from Keith.
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Beautiful! love the number 1
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