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Ruger Releases Another #1

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    Posted: 19 August 2011 at 05:37

This time it's chambered in .475 Linebaugh.  I'm somewhat interested, and I know there's another coupla people here who shoot the .480 Ruger, which can be used in the Linebaugh chamber.

The two things I wanna know though are;  what's it gonna cost & is the increase in performance gonna be worth the price?  A guy should be able to get some increased velocity from the longer rifle barrel, but I suspect them loads might be a bit unsuitable for the pistol.  That's an interesting research question alright, but is it interesting enough to pay for a new #1?  On t'other side of that coin though is the question of how long is the production run gonna be?  'Cause I suspect that iff'n ya wants one, get it now.

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Ok I want a 500 but what would I use a ruger #1 in 475 for?  target?  hunting what?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Igbo Foo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2011 at 08:42

I'd think it would be a perfectly acceptable gun for your Maine bear hunt.  It's a 100 yard heavy hitter.  But because a 400 grain bullet in that caliber has the ballistic coefficient of a brick, I think something right around that range is the max practical distance.

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I was thinking I might go for a .500 Linebaugh in a ruger #1.    something magical about a 50 cal.

 

The linebaugh uses .510 bullets like the 50 bmg, whereas the 500 S&W uses .500 bullets.  Would be nice to get cheaper bullets from bmg components.

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Bear;

Won't most .50BMG bullets be FMJ's?  Good for practice but not hunting ammo.  Now, if ya goes for the .475 I can tip you to all sorts of good places to get stuff.

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aren't the 50BMG's bullets in the 600+gr range....that would kick on both ends.......

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I'm sure it will not kick like the 416 Weatherby or the 300 Rum with 200 grains.

Actually, staying with the topic, I was hoping for some light hunting cartridge selections in a new release Ruger, say the 30-30, 25-35, 30-40, 38-55.

I think Ruger is loosing the boat...how many ruger#1 do we need in '06 or 270?  Gun shows have dozens on tables all the time.

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I believe that the 30-40 has been chambered in the Ruger #3 which of course is not now in production.
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IBD, I've got one.  great shooter sub moa.  taken more than a dozen deer with it.
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