View Full Version : Favorite Single Shots

12-10-2009, 01:08 AM
Wonder why no threads on this subject in a month? Don't know about others, but I have a thing about #1 Rugers. Have #1's in 375H&H, 45-70, and 22-250, and would love to find one in 7x57 that I could afford. Also have a #3 K Hornet, that is my prime p-dog killer out to 225-250. All four of these shoot better than I can, and in addition, in my never to be humble opinion, they are classy looking rifles.

12-12-2009, 06:18 PM
I've got a #1 in 45-70, great shooter, I cast for it, to the best of my knowledge it has never had a jacketed bullet thru it. Remington Rolling block, Argentine Army contract of 1879, good shooter. Savage Model 40 in 22 Hornet, nice rifle. Several T/C Contenders, lots of fun!!!!!!!

Tom W.
12-13-2009, 04:14 AM
I've a #1B in 7mm Rem mag that I changed the trigger on and added a Limbsaver, and I also have a #1B that I converted to 30/06 A.I.
A Savage mod 12 BVSS/S in .308 is my target rifle
I also have an Encore pistol in .454 Casull
Oh, and a 30/30 NEF handi rifle.
And a T/C Hawken
When I get down to it, my only repeating arms are my other pistols, revolvers, two shootguns and a 10-22

12-14-2009, 10:02 PM
Good afternoon
I recon my ALL out FAVORITE is my old Marlin- Ballard in 38-50. Well balanced and easy to haul about the ditches hunting those pesky ground hogs. A 150 gr pure lead boolit ( Ideal 37583) and 46 grains 2F will flatten any "hole borer" it smacks in the shoulders.

Tommy Kelly
12-19-2009, 06:13 AM
I have 2 encores that I enjoy. One is a 375 H&H the other is a 300 Win. mag. I have the 2 complete rifles with no extra bbl's. I have concidered buying extra bbl's but these both shoot great and I hate to mess with them. I have several smaller rifles that shoot good but these are my single shots.

01-16-2010, 02:14 AM
I have a TC Contender Super 14 SS in .44 mag. Has the VR barrel and a Burris 2-7 with posilock on it. Barrel has been magnaported.

01-16-2010, 04:06 PM
I have a TC Encore SS. action job was done by Virgin Valley to produce a 1.5lb trigger pull. The 2 barrels that I have for this action is a 6MM TCU 15" bull ss Custom Shop brl. and the other is a 12" 44 mag. Both are very accurate.

01-16-2010, 05:48 PM
pistolman: I have a custom 14" barrel from 1982 in 6 X 47MM for my old 1st generation contender. I was looking for a 6TCU, as they were new then but all were gone and backorders were long so I went with a readily available 6 X 47. The 6MM bullet in the 223 or 222 Remington Magnum case is a good combination for a long range low recoil handgun.
I like mine for 27 years now.

01-17-2010, 02:02 AM
Like my oldies.
Sharps, Traps and rollers.


02-21-2010, 06:59 AM
Howdy, howdy! I have four T/C's: two contenders (blued & SS), a G2, and a pro hunter Encore and a dozen barrels. I just bought a .308 Win barrel for the Encore that I'm going to christen in a week or two. I've been shootin' these things for the last 35 years and it's been great.

03-03-2010, 07:33 PM
I have 2 contenders and several barrels 22rf ,.357 mag.,410/45 lc ,357 Herrett & 45-70 govt. Been shooting them starting in 1967. They grow on you, have taken a lot of big game with them. about the only thing i hunt now is hogs and the 45-70 stops them cold. one good hit does it.

03-21-2010, 12:54 AM
My latest single shot rifle is a Browning B 78, 24 inch full octagon barrel with sights.
And best of all, it's a :mrgreen: 45-70 .8)

03-21-2010, 06:50 PM
I have a Ruger #1 Tropical in 375 H&H. It is my first "modern" rifle.
I now have others to call upon but that #1 is the go-to for anything from crows on up.

Magna-Ported, Leupold 2.5-8, Sierra 330 grain SBT Game King over 77.2 grains of IMR 4350, lit by a Federal Magnum primer...all wrapped up in a Winchester case.

The 375 worked so well, I eventually bought the Browning A-bolt Medallion. It's a repeater that gets used like a single shot.

Of course there are also the Savage 22lr (squirrels and rabbits) and the T/C Hawken 45 percussion.

Drummer Boy
04-17-2010, 12:11 AM
I was browsing through the forum and was interested in the chatter about Ruger No. 1's. my bro has one in 30-06 and its a very handsome rifle with nice timberand and it shoots well to boot. He's got me interested in getting one in 45-70 in the timber stock. I have a 45-70 in a guide gun so I have all the reloading gear for it. I also think there is something a little special about a good quality single shot ruger.

04-17-2010, 02:03 AM
“… in 1966, William B. Ruger, launched the Ruger No. 1 single-shot. Modeled somewhat after the Scottish Farquharson, stocked by Leonard Brownell, and priced so that everybody could afford one, the No. 1 became an overnight hit with the U.S. shooting community. Seven years later, Ruger introduced his No.3 with its American style lever, carbine stock and lower price.”
Some of the improvements were a better forearn hanger mount (still can be an issue if the forearm is not free-floated), an adjustable extractor/ejector (choose one or the other), classic good looks, American steel and the famous “Bank Vault” action. The only negative I have found is mine seems to be heat sensitive. Two rounds in sucession are fine but it’s the third that wanders. Let him cool and bingo, 1 ˝ inch groups at 200 yards.
When I got my 375, the only other option in the Tropical Rifle was 458 Winchester Magnum. Now you can get a number of other calibers including the 416 Rigby Magnum (man, whould I go for one of those if I wasn’t working on another project). Call me nostalgic (you must be too Mr. 45-70 Goernment) but the 416 has been proven for decades to be a true elephant stopper with managable recoil and has a better trajectory than the 458. The major draw back has been the price of brass. With the advent of the 416 Remington Magnum, a virtual plethoa of projectiles has recently become available.
Really, my biggest issue is how to explain another “Elephant Gun” to my Chief Financial Officer…or maybe a 7mm Remington Magnum…or a 22-250…
You can’t go wrong!

Ed Barrett
04-26-2010, 07:30 AM
I have a couple of NEF's in 357 max, 44 Mag, and 30-30. Cheap and very accurate.

05-03-2010, 03:33 AM
I've got a #1 in 45-70, great shooter, I cast for it, to the best of my knowledge it has never had a jacketed bullet thru it. Remington Rolling block, Argentine Army contract of 1879, good shooter. Savage Model 40 in 22 Hornet, nice rifle. Several T/C Contenders, lots of fun!!!!!!!
I to shoot a Savage #40, for Pdogs it is great within its range limits. I have been working on getting Lyman 438's to shoot good and was having little luck. I changed lube to Speed Green and Powder to H4198 at 11.2 grs and thing are looking much better. When I use J-word bullets, LiLgun has been the answer for me.