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I'm a 1S guy... love the heavy barrel. My No. 1S in 30-06 would be hard to beat as an overall gun.
 

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Be careful! It is hard to have just one!! I have a .22 Hornet, .218 Bee 1Bs and a .243 Winchester 1V, thought I could get by with 1.
For just one though,and your description of intended use the .243 or .257 come to mind.
 

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any?.....

A 358 Winchester in a medium barrel with sights. Or a full stock, or a 'B' model even. However it's not been made that I know of.
That's why I have a .35 Whelen walnut/blue. It will do fine as the 'short' Ruger #1 action handles longer cartridges quite well.
 

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You guys are killing me. I have one #1, a 30-06 and if I could only have one thats the one I want. However, there's a #1 at my LGS in an unusual caliber that keeps calling my name. I'm trying to resist but I can feel my resolve failing.
I buckled like a cheap card table. I put a new 9.3x62 on layaway today. I could of just bought it but layaway allows me at least a little bit of dignity in my failed attempt to not buy another gun. My penance will be to wait the full 90 days before I pay it off. Sure I will............:eek:
 

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What the OP is really asking is "which caliber".

If we take into consideration the OP's desire to stay in the range of smaller calibers, the classics such as 45-70 are out of the running.

The .243 WIN would be a pretty good all around caliber. The 7mm-08 is great cartridge that would ring steel and be a little less sensitive to crosswinds.

BUT - for me the choice would require no discussion or thought - it would be the 7 x 57 (7mm Mauser or 275 Rigby for you English types).
In fact, I just went to the Ruger website and see that the 7 x 57 is currently offered.
Now I'm looking at what I can sell in order to fund that purchase. Thanks, now I have a problem.
 

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Way back when, I would have said .270 or 30-06 in a 1A or 1B

More recently it would have been the same models but in 7mm-08, 243, or 30-06

Today...... wow..... same as above I guess..... pick one and shut up and be happy LOL

I would like to see them make one in 6.5 Grendel.
 

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My 1 and only #1 is an RSI in 7x57. I have no desire for any other.
I'm right there with you. That would be my pick of the flock.
 

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Just the one I currently own in .270 Win.


 

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No1 RSI 308w full wood
 

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I have several 1 b in 22 Hornet and 30-06 ( I think that is the standard, no sights with plain forearm) 2 tropical .458 and .375 H&H, then my favorite a little 1a in 7x57, in my mind a perfect little rifle, I also would not turn down a 1a in 6.5x55 if available.
 

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I hope to have a 25-06 or a 220 swift varmint!



Life is good, especially with a No.1 in the hands
 

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OP here. Thanks for all the great suggestions. It's helped me to narrow it down to a 7mm or smaller caliber and the medium to varmit barrel.Still shopping.. :D
 

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How about a 25-06?
 

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For you, I would suggest the 204 Ruger, 218 Bee or 221 Fireball (if Ruger ever chambered the No.1 in this cartridge). If you would prefer a dual purpose cartridge, the 250 Savage, the 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem or 6.5x55. Up into the 7mm's, the 7x57 (or 275 Rigby) and 7mm-08 are also great choices.

For myself, I am looking for my No.1 RSI in 6.5x55!
 

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Hands down for me it would be the 220 Swift. Great caliber, provided you can find one where the throat is not toast.




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