While there may be certain politicians fighting to squelch your Constitutional right to bear arms, there is has been no better time in history than today to be a gun owner. This is not just due to the relative freedoms that exist, but more-so thanks to the technology that shooters are able to benefit from today. New advances in firearm design have allowed for more and more manufacturers to enter the industry, which means plenty of options for the modern shooter to choose from. More than this, it often means more affordable choices and plenty of options to get the same job done in a new way.
Though most shooters today have given up on a single-shot rifle in favor of larger capacity magazine semi-autos or even bolt action options, there is still a special place in the shooting community for a good single-shot rifle. This is especially true for the hunter, who understands that you usually only get one shot on your prey. Whether you are that informed hunter who doesn’t see the need for additional rounds or you just want a good single-shot model to have around the home, this Ruger No.1 rifle will make the perfect addition to your arsenal.
The Single-Shot Ruger No.1
Using a custom sculpted receiver made for rigid support of the barrel, stock, and sliding breech block, the Ruger No.1 is built tough enough to last. It offers a simple and compact falling-block breech mechanism with artillery-style breechblock and under-lever that is well-suited for the many powerful cartridges in use today. The ejector mechanism offers users the maximum leverage at the point where the ejector engages the cartridge case and also allows for adjustment to provide only extraction. For safety, the gun uses a sliding tang safety that offers instant security and great visibility. The sporting-style recoil pad keeps your arm protected, while the grip cap and sling swivel studs make it easy to outfit it properly for use in the field. Of course, this model also includes Ruger’s patented scope mounting system, which includes the rings and puts the scope in a position that it will never shake loose.
No.1 By the Numbers
Using a standard American Walnut stock and a satin blued finish on the alloy steel receiver/barrel, the No.1 is available in a wide variety of calibers. The .257 WBY uses a 28” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:10 right hand twist. It measures 44.5” overall and weighs precisely 7.3 pounds. Next, the .30-06 Sprg offers a 24” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:10 right hand twist. It measures only 40.5” overall but still weighs in at 7.3 pounds. Another option is the 6.5x55, which uses a 20” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:8 right hand twist. It weighs in at 7.1 pounds and measures 36.5” long. Measuring 42.5” overall, the .223 Rem model uses a 26” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:8 right hand twist. Alternatively, the 7mm-08 Rem offers a 22” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:9.5 right hand twist. It weighs 7.2 pounds and measures 38.5” overall. Finally, the .375 H&H Mag measures 40.5” overall and weighs 9.2 pounds. It uses a 24” barrel with 6 grooves and a 1:12 right hand twist.
Selecting the Right Caliber
Since the Ruger No.1 is offered in so many different calibers, you have plenty of different options to choose from. Ultimately, the decision will depend heavily on what you are looking to hunt, assuming that is your purpose for buying the gun in the first place. Otherwise, perhaps you just want a good display piece to keep around the house. Whatever the case might be, Omaha Outdoors makes shopping online easy and convenient. Simply select what you need from below or give us a call directly with any questions. We look forward to serving you and sending your new rifle.