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Made a trade yesterday and got a Ruger Number 1 in 25-06. From the serial number it looks to be made in 2006. ( !34-15154) It looks to have a 23 1/8 inch barrel. At the breach, the barrel measures about 1.160 and tapers to .755 at the muzzle. It has scope mount blocks for the Ruger bases and rings instead of the quarter rib. Ahead of the scope mount blocks are two "filler screws" like those used for mounting a rear sight, but no such place to mount a front sight. The wood is unremarkable but better than usually found on say a Model 77 or 1022 LOL. It says No.1 on top of the front of the receiver. Rifle looks new, crown appears to be an awesome target crown. Which model have I described? I've never owned one before, never shot one even. That will all change today though. Asked this on another forum and apparently no one knew the answer.
 

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What type of forearm does it have? Post pictures to get an answer of which model.
 

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They are all No.1s, the 1V is a designation of the models made. None of them have this on the rifle, it can be determined by differences in between them such as different styles of forearms.
 

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Definitely a 1-V
 

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Ahhhh....thanks. I thought the barrel had to be stamped with the V. I also think its a 24 inch barrel, not a 23 as I previously thought. At any rate, I'm happy with her!
 

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Little update after a couple of trips to the range. She's a keeper that's for sure. I ended up with loads for 110 Accubonds, 115 Partitions and 120 Partitions that all run about 3000 to 3200 fps second and are all under a half inch at 100 yds.

Had to go a ways back in an old "pet Loads" manual by Ken Waters to find the 120 gr load I liked the best. I worked up to it and found it to be dead nuts accurate, but 5 grains over the max in my new manuals. I did, however, use the same vintage powder he used if the dates on the book and powder can are accurate. He said to use 4831 and it took some digging and reading the Update to his loads to find he meant H4831.

It was neat to note that with the 110, 48 gr of RL 19 shot an inch low from POA and 49 gr shot dead on POA. Then, the 115, with I4831, shot an inch and a half high. The 120 was really surprising. It shot 6.5 inches high using the same POA. It also shot the tightest group.

It was a good day at the range and I'm really loving this rifle. Gonna play a bit with seating just for grins.
 

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Definitely appears to be a keeper, don't think I would try to get it to shoot any better than what you described, by messing with the clearances. Enjoy that firearm!!!
 

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Nice rifle. War Eagle!
 

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Thanks ifithitu, War Eagle! IceCold, thanks and I agree! Gonna stick with the 115 Partitions and the IMR 4831. Happy Happy!
 

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I've got a 1V in 25-06, shoots about 3/4" groups using factory Remington 120 grain core lokt, love to shoot it
 
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