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Old 01-20-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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Group gun at 300+.... and go
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:57 AM   #2
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There aren’t too many single shot rifles on the market these days, and I can’t say that any are one hole guns, especially at 300+. Your best bet would be a Ruger #1 with an aftermarket barrel in the caliber of your choice.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:53 AM   #3
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My gun always makes a single hole with one shot groups.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:52 AM   #4
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:54 AM   #5
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My ruger 1 3006 is .75moa but not one hole at 300yd, aint no such gun or shooter!

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Old 01-21-2018, 10:02 AM   #6
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I'd look at an Encore with Bullberry custom barrel, but it won't be a 1 hole 300 yard gun. Lol
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Some No.1's or a Browning 1885 high or low wall.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:08 AM   #8
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I'd look at an Encore with Bullberry custom barrel, but it won't be a 1 hole 300 yard gun. Lol
If 3 go into 1 hole at 300 with ANY gun there is a good bit of luck involved...
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:37 AM   #9
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Group gun at 300+.... and go
are you looking for a falling block action rifle, or a bolt action rifle with solid bottom (dedicated single shot) ?

this custom No.3 had every accuracy tweak known (Kepplinger set trigger, Lilja straight contour bull barrel,
bedded hanger bar and scope base, beavertail fore end,etc...) and it still didn't shoot 1-hole groups ...



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Old 01-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #10
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Dang Blake, that made me drool, good looking rifle..!!!!
What caliber is it..??
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:27 AM   #11
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Pretty gun! Yes probably leaning towards a ruger no 1. Maybe not one hole groups at 300 lol but still a very accurate rifle at that range. I’ve taken two deer at that distance with my fathers when I was younger that dropped in their tracks. Just curious if there are other options that people like, capable of the same thing, and what are the differences? Seeing if anything else peaks my interest. The ruger no 1 I’m looking for has been particularly hard to find in style and caliber..... even harder finding it with a red butt pad.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:06 PM   #12
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A single shot is never going to be as accurate as a bolt action because of the two piece stock and scope mount. Having said that, it's not unheard of to get one down to 1/4" groups with some tweaking and the right load but that's being optimistic. Out of all the models still being made the 1885 has the edge in accuracy potential.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:08 PM   #13
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My gun always makes a single hole with one shot groups.
Lmao came to type the exact same thing
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:09 PM   #14
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Wait wait....every gun sold in the classifieds is a "tack driver" or "cloverleaf widowmaker" and y'all are telling me there are no one hole guns?..

I am sad..
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:29 PM   #15
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I have a 1885 Winchester in 300 WSm. I can shoot 4-5 shot groups where all are touching at 100 yds. I have never shot paper at 300 yds though. I have killed a lot of deer out to 300yds and one over 500 yds.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:43 PM   #16
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Dang Blake, that made me drool, good looking rifle..!!!!
What caliber is it..??
.223 - 1:14" twist to shoot 50-55 gr pills at predators

sold it 4-5 yrs ago to build another custom rifle
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My Ruger No. 1 in 25/06 is a one-holer with a slightly over max load of 4831, but not at 300 yards. One hundred, one ragged hole most times, sometimes not. May be the shooter ? No upgrades to trigger, no "accuracy block", just the heavy barrel it came with. And it won't get there with any factory load I ever tried. I have head shot three turkeys at 100 to 150 yards when hunting over feeders in the past. I've never attempted a head shot with any other deer rifle. This rifle has retired and will go to my best friend when I kick out, if he's still on the high side of the grass (all my friends are old, some are just younger than me)
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Wait wait....every gun sold in the classifieds is a "tack driver" or "cloverleaf widowmaker" and y'all are telling me there are no one hole guns?..

I am sad..
One. Ragged. Hole.


Drives me nuts haha
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:50 PM   #19
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I wish more folks got to spend some actual time behind a full blown benchrest rig 6ppc / 1.5oz trigger / 36-45x power scope & some wind flags...you get an actual understanding of what it takes to put 5 shots into one hole.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:10 PM   #20
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I understand what it takes to shoot a one hole group. I also understand I donít have it. My cousin has a ruger #1 in 30-06 and its about a 3/4 moa type gun, with hand loads. Always been accurate enough for deer hunting and beautiful. Good luck on your search.
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Old 01-21-2018, 06:55 PM   #21
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I wish more folks got to spend some actual time behind a full blown benchrest rig 6ppc / 1.5oz trigger / 36-45x power scope & some wind flags...you get an actual understanding of what it takes to put 5 shots into one hole.
True words right there! Itís amazing to me that the average joe can do this without that type of equipment.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #22
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I would go with a single shot bolt gun. I think they are generally the most accurate guns overall because of the stiffness of the action cause of no magazine.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:33 PM   #23
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I wish more folks got to spend some actual time behind a full blown benchrest rig 6ppc / 1.5oz trigger / 36-45x power scope & some wind flags...you get an actual understanding of what it takes to put 5 shots into one hole.


Amen. Itís quite an experience.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:20 PM   #24
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True words right there! Itís amazing to me that the average joe can do this without that type of equipment.
...and they state to do it consistently?? Then I find out it's a standard scope without parallax adjustment.

Most fixed parallax scopes have 1/2 to 3/4" movement at 100yds...hunting reticles can cover up a benchrest bullseye much less repeat the same hold. You can aim & hold point of aim at your first 6mm hole in the paper on any part of the radius with a bechrest scope. A decent breeze & missed condition moves that pill in flight way more than most can fathom. Not using wind flags with that one hole gun?? Right.

I've had 4 different full blown benchrest rigs & shot for 10 years with thousands of bullets down range & have had only ONE group that was a screamer & measured into the zero's. Hundreds of of groups in the .1's, but a true screamer is extremely difficult to achieve. Most competitive shooters will tell you that very few hummer barrels can be found. Every barrel made is actually dialed into a certain accuracy it can achieve & BR shooters will tell you they save their hummers for competition and practice with ones that can hold the .2's.

The guy who carries around the one hole group in his wallet to prove accuracy does not share all the patterns it routinely groups which are likely a smudge around moa.
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I wish more folks got to spend some actual time behind a full blown benchrest rig 6ppc / 1.5oz trigger / 36-45x power scope & some wind flags...you get an actual understanding of what it takes to put 5 shots into one hole.
6.5 creed and a vortex. Brooooooo.








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Old 01-21-2018, 10:18 PM   #26
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The most accurate single shot rifle I have every shot was a Browning 1885. I have had a Ruger Number 1, not even close, to the Browning. Some of the Ruger Number 1s look very nice, but I have not seen any that shoot that great. The one 1885 we had was a tack driver. It was a heavy barrel 22-250. That is another gun I want one of, not sure what caliber, but I definitely want another 1885. I keep finding them, but they typically are octagon barreled 25-06s or 243s with octagon barrels. I don't have much use for the octagon barrels. I want another heavy barrel gun. Also most I find have the straight grip stock, I liked the curved grip stock.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #27
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There it is!! Iím surprised it took 25 posts. . .

Lol

God I hope you are joking


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Old 01-21-2018, 10:23 PM   #28
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6.5 creed and a vortex. Brooooooo.








Nice moves.....cuz with 6.5 you only need one shot
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Ruger No 1 no question

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Old 01-21-2018, 10:28 PM   #30
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I watched my father for 20+ years put one hole groups at 100 yds and kill deer out to 500 with a ruger no 1 s in 300 win mag. His fore stock shattered on his, and it has never been the same... I don’t think I ever saw the ol man cry over an object other than that. Like a piece of him broke...think my thoughts have been resolved. Thank y’all, I’ll keep looking for that red butt pad.. and yes I will get my dads gun.. one day. I pray to god that day is very far away.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:36 PM   #31
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Cooper is about your best bet unless you build one. Most all factory single shots don’t have good accuracy. Like the Thompson pro hunters. Awful. The rugers aren’t real hot you just get lucky on occasion. Look at luxus arms as well.
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I had a friend that let me shoot his 6mm ppc. It was set up like Artos mentioned. Awesome.
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Personally, I'd think one of the Savage single shot rifles would get you the very best accuracy from a single shot factory rifle. Good luck with your search.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #34
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Well Mr Blake I have been thinking about having a 7 SAUM built. I would like a bolt action single shot. What is a good action, barrel and stock combo? This will be a hunting rifle would like it to weigh under 10lbs or less.
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I was looking at an encore but then thought of one massive issue........we float a barrel to remove pressure......and this thing bolts the forearm to the barrel......and you then rest that on the .......whatever........

Problem for accuracy......bigtime.
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Ainít a single shot but hereís 3 shots out of my APR 26 Nosler at 350 with 140g nabís

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Old 01-22-2018, 04:56 PM   #37
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The most accurate single shot rifle I have every shot was a Browning 1885. I have had a Ruger Number 1, not even close, to the Browning. Some of the Ruger Number 1s look very nice, but I have not seen any that shoot that great. The one 1885 we had was a tack driver. It was a heavy barrel 22-250. That is another gun I want one of, not sure what caliber, but I definitely want another 1885. I keep finding them, but they typically are octagon barreled 25-06s or 243s with octagon barrels. I don't have much use for the octagon barrels. I want another heavy barrel gun. Also most I find have the straight grip stock, I liked the curved grip stock.
^^^^This. I have one in 7 mag and it is a lights out shooter. Not a one hole shooter, but darn near when I do my part. Handloaded 145 gr. Speer Grand Slams, a generous does of IMR 4350 or IMR 4831/CCI 250 primers and I'm set to go. I have an old box of factory Federal Supreme 150 gr. ammo that I'm VERRRRRRRY stingy with. It shoots just as well of better than the handloaded Grand Slams at 3150 fps.

If I could only have something done to the trigger.

I'd like to find another one in 6.5 X 55. A Dakota #10 is one I'd love to have as well.

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Old 01-22-2018, 05:34 PM   #38
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Randy where did the other two go?
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:26 AM   #39
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Ainít a single shot but hereís 3 shots out of my APR 26 Nosler at 350 with 140g nabís



You missed the bullseye..
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You missed the bullseye..
And he keyholed one shot and missed the target with the other two.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:09 AM   #41
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I like single-shots, no different than bolt-actions to me, of which I have several. Don't know what some of you guys are talking about, There's even less 'play' in them than bolts.
Personally, I like the H&R Handi-Rifle, got one now in a bull-barrel .243 that will shoot with anything else out there. My sons had another Handi-Rifle in .243, short-version ... wow, that gun was the most accurate gun we've ever owned, hated to sell it but they outgrew it.
Also owned a .25-06 in a Ruger #1, accurate and the caliber is devastating on deer-sized game. Just too heavy to carry around in the woods.
As far as 300+ yards go, don't see the need. Just get closer to your game, simple as that rather than wounding them.
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