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Old 09-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #26791
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Thanks, Hardcase. The Model 700 I posted above is an exceptional rifle. The guy at the gunstore (Alpine Range, in Fort Worth) knew I was a wood freak and he showed it to me when I was in the store one day. He had ordered it for a guy who was going to Africa. I told him I wanted it and he told me it was already sold, but the guy hadn't seen it yet. I asked him to order another one for the other guy and he told me he couldn't do that. I told him to take a good look at me, because it was the last time he'd ever see me if he didn't sell me the one above. Long story short, he did as I asked and the gun was mine. I think I paid something like $342 in '78 for it. When I came back to pick it up he reluctantly showed me the other one he ordered for the guy who was supposed to get this one; it was plain (broomstick wood, I called it).

I am getting the 375 Ruger No. 1 today and I will try to get a photo or two of it posted later this weekend.
That's a good story. My 7mm Rem. Mag. No 1, purchased around that same time, '78 or '79, wasn't a gun I had any intention of buying. I just happened to be in a shop and spotted it. I fell in love with the wood and bought it on the spot. I remember my wife at the time practically shit a brick, we didn't have a lot of money and our son had just been born recently. I was seriously in the dog-house for a while after that impusle purchase. I did use the gun quite a bit in the next several years, took an antelope with it at a little over 300 yards, and also a mule deer at long range, same hunting trip to SE Montana.

Enjoy the new No. 1! I envy you. I am about to head out to pick up a single-shot rifle myself, but nothing nearly as pretty or glamorous.....an H&R single-shot in 500 S&W Magnum. Downright ugly, actually, I think broomstick wood would be nicer than what this one has. It's like someone plied it lightly with a blow-torch to try to simulate fiddle-back, prior to slapping on the Verathane. But I've been wanting a rifle in 500 because I've played with that caliber so much ever since it came out in handguns in '03. And for $249 OTD it should be pretty cheap entertainment.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #26792
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Interesting. I've toyed with the idea of buying one of those H&Rs in .45/70 just to play with a it a bit. Keep us posted with your adventures on the .500.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:51 AM   #26793
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Anyone have any experience with the Mossberg ATR 100 in 30.06?
Thinking of picking this one up today, the reviews I've found are favorable.. matter of fact, the reviews are excellent. Academy has it for 300 bux
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #26794
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Interesting. I've toyed with the idea of buying one of those H&Rs in .45/70 just to play with a it a bit. Keep us posted with your adventures on the .500.
Here it is, the H&R 500 S&W Magnum. I went into the shop and they only had the one left, it was the display gun, and had been handled some. It has a small mark on the stock about the size of a pin-prick, and I suggested that they lower the price by $10, so they did and my OTD cost was $239. I got it home, wiped it down, and am pretty impressed.



The wood is nothing to get excited about, I'm not sure what it is, but the butt has a very faint bit of figure.



Seems pretty robust, lots of steel surrounding the chamber, but is still fairly light-weight.....I am guessing right at 7 pounds.



Big honkin' muzzle! The 500 S&W is a true 50 caliber, .500. My standard load, arrived at after some considerable experimentation with the 8 3/8" and the 4" handguns, is a 440 grain CastPerformance flat nosed gas-check hard-cast bullet. Out of the longer handgun it generates about 1530fps. I am guessing it'll get an additional 200fps out of the longer rifle barrel. A 440 grain 50 caliber bullet moving at 1700+ feet per second is going to be respectable.




I don't know if this picture shows it very well, but the sights are very bright fiber-optics, and a wide open rear. They seem to be at a good height and are quick to acquire. Rear sight is green, front is red.



I haven't shot it yet but plan to get out either this evening or tomorrow and send some lead downrange.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #26795
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Here it is, the H&R 500 S&W Magnum. I went into the shop and they only had the one left, it was the display gun, and had been handled some. It has a small mark on the stock about the size of a pin-prick, and I suggested that they lower the price by $10, so they did and my OTD cost was $239. I got it home, wiped it down, and am pretty impressed.



The wood is nothing to get excited about, I'm not sure what it is, but the butt has a very faint bit of figure.



Seems pretty robust, lots of steel surrounding the chamber, but is still fairly light-weight.....I am guessing right at 7 pounds.



Big honkin' muzzle! The 500 S&W is a true 50 caliber, .500. My standard load, arrived at after some considerable experimentation with the 8 3/8" and the 4" handguns, is a 440 grain CastPerformance flat nosed gas-check hard-cast bullet. Out of the longer handgun it generates about 1530fps. I am guessing it'll get an additional 200fps out of the longer rifle barrel. A 440 grain 50 caliber bullet moving at 1700+ feet per second is going to be respectable.




I don't know if this picture shows it very well, but the sights are very bright fiber-optics, and a wide open rear. They seem to be at a good height and are quick to acquire. Rear sight is green, front is red.



I haven't shot it yet but plan to get out either this evening or tomorrow and send some lead downrange.

that look very nice.. I'd give the wood a coat of used motor oil ;)
Tomorrow I will go put the first few shots to my 45-70
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:28 PM   #26796
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that look very nice.. I'd give the wood a coat of used motor oil ;)
Tomorrow I will go put the first few shots to my 45-70
That's right, you just got the 45/70 version of the same gun, right? I'm thinking yours has a black, presumably plastic, stock. Does it have the same sort of fiber-optic open sights? I'm interested in hearing about it after you shoot it. Have fun!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #26797
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Time for some real glass for my $85 Savage .22 The cheap scope on it is a no name 3-9x40 and the lack of parallax adjust makes it hard to shoot. I'm thinking a leupold rimfire scope will be the way to go.



It did not do too bad @ 45 yards with bulk pack ammo.

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #26798
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Here it is, the H&R 500 S&W Magnum. I went into the shop and they only had the one left, it was the display gun, and had been handled some. It has a small mark on the stock about the size of a pin-prick, and I suggested that they lower the price by $10, so they did and my OTD cost was $239. I got it home, wiped it down, and am pretty impressed.



The wood is nothing to get excited about, I'm not sure what it is, but the butt has a very faint bit of figure.



Seems pretty robust, lots of steel surrounding the chamber, but is still fairly light-weight.....I am guessing right at 7 pounds.



Big honkin' muzzle! The 500 S&W is a true 50 caliber, .500. My standard load, arrived at after some considerable experimentation with the 8 3/8" and the 4" handguns, is a 440 grain CastPerformance flat nosed gas-check hard-cast bullet. Out of the longer handgun it generates about 1530fps. I am guessing it'll get an additional 200fps out of the longer rifle barrel. A 440 grain 50 caliber bullet moving at 1700+ feet per second is going to be respectable.




I don't know if this picture shows it very well, but the sights are very bright fiber-optics, and a wide open rear. They seem to be at a good height and are quick to acquire. Rear sight is green, front is red.



I haven't shot it yet but plan to get out either this evening or tomorrow and send some lead downrange.
Super nice, HC, and congrats to you. Enjoy it and keep us posted on load development. That looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. As promised, my new toy...

















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Old 09-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #26799
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+1

The one on the new Czs everyone seems to like drives me bonkers.

It looks even worse in the olive drab.

I like the rest of their compacts though, one day I'll find a P-01.

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Old 09-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #26800
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That's right, you just got the 45/70 version of the same gun, right? I'm thinking yours has a black, presumably plastic, stock. Does it have the same sort of fiber-optic open sights? I'm interested in hearing about it after you shoot it. Have fun!
yes,
the gun came with Williams sights (no gosh ring) but I took them off and put the scope.
Tomorrow is going to be the first time I shot it!! :)
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:27 PM   #26801
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It looks even worse in the olive drab.

I like the rest of their compacts though, one day I'll find a P-01.

I'd very much like to own a P-01 or SP-01 at some point.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #26802
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Super nice, HC, and congrats to you. Enjoy it and keep us posted on load development. That looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. As promised, my new toy...

















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Wow! Beautiful. I love No. 1s. The wood is gorgeous. I like the straighter grain in a hard-kicking rifle in preference to swirly stuff. Maybe it's just psychological, but I feel like it's less likely to crack or split under recoil. That one has some great contrasting shades and colors but is still fairly straight.

I like the V rear and the bead front sights too, great for a charging dinosaur. Have extra rounds between the fingers of your left hand (assuming you are a right-handed shooter) and a protocol for rapid reloading, though! When I was hunting with my 7 RM No. 1 I actually found a buttstock ammo carrier, held four or five, but instead of on the butt of the gun I wore it on my left wrist, thought I could reload more quickly that way. The No. 1 clears the shell out of the action quick but you need to turn it 90 degrees to the side so the expended brass will fall away, otherwise it tends to get hung up on the safety lever.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:17 PM   #26803
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Days like today should be every weekend. My sister and her fiance and a close friend here on ADV got together on the range out back. Several hours shooting handguns in the beautiful cool weather and then we got out the long guns and moved back to the 220ft mark. First we fired my 45-70 a few times so I could confirm the resighting job I had done. Well, it's spot on! Then we had some fun with Erics AR15 with the bump slide. Dam that's fun. The fast way to get several hundred round thru a gun and still be totally legal.

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #26805
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Super nice, HC, and congrats to you. Enjoy it and keep us posted on load development. That looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. As promised, my new toy...

















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Okay, that's just beautiful! Great workmanship. It seems a pity to take wood like that outside!
I was sorely tempted to purchase one of those in .458 mag. I would have been terrified to fire something capable of derailing a train however, so I made like a chicken......and crossed the road.
Dumb question....is the 375 Ruger more powerful than the H&H?
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