#1 RSI 7x57

Help Support Ruger Forum:

Joined
Nov 20, 2007
Messages
5,103
Location
Southwest Washington
While I was camping over the holiday weekend, a friend of mine was doing a gunshow in Redmon, OR. Knowing my weakness for certain #1 rifles, he worked a trade for a #1 RSI 7x57. He brought it with him to work today and MADE me take it off his hands. I paid more than I wanted to, but I HAD to have it. I gave $750 for the rifle with a Leupold Vari-X II 3x9x40 scope. At any rate, I look forward for range time to see how it shoots. If it shoots as well as my #1 AB in 7x57, I will be happy. Based on SN info from Ruger it is approximately 1985 production. :)
RSI002.jpg

RSI003.jpg

RSI004.jpg

RSI005.jpg


Dave :wink:
 

Trey Whitley

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 17, 2006
Messages
158
Location
Texas
You did well. I just sold a red pad, #1 RSI in 7x57 without rings or scope for $900. Granted, it had a nice stick of wood on it, but I think you made a good buy.
 

gewehrfreund

Buckeye
Joined
Apr 7, 2006
Messages
1,139
Location
central New York
You should feel terrrible about that! :lol:
With the scope and offset rings, you did pretty well I'd say. It's funny, most of the early RSIs have very plain (pleasing, but straight grain) wood on them, but the more recent ones seem to be stocked better. Both of my mid-80's ones have no figure, but the color is nice and there is a little bit of contrasting grain.
 

63November

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 20, 2003
Messages
249
Location
Alaska (63 North, 162 West)
Heliman":2ntm75a4 said:
I paid more than I wanted to, but I HAD to have it. I gave $750 for the rifle with a Leupold Vari-X II 3x9x40 scope.


You should have just mugged him seeing how you'd already skinned "yer smokewagon" anyhow. (A #1 in decent shape for less than $600 is a good deal.)
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2007
Messages
5,103
Location
Southwest Washington
63November":3exhbccp said:
Heliman":3exhbccp said:
I paid more than I wanted to, but I HAD to have it. I gave $750 for the rifle with a Leupold Vari-X II 3x9x40 scope.


You should have just mugged him seeing how you'd already skinned "yer smokewagon" anyhow. (A #1 in decent shape for less than $600 is a good deal.)

My comments are pretty much tongue in cheek. I figured that would come through............... :roll:
 

63November

Single-Sixer
Joined
Oct 20, 2003
Messages
249
Location
Alaska (63 North, 162 West)
Pretty much the way I read it too.........you thief! ;) (More than you wanted to...Ha!)

I'm not really sure why I wanted to help bring the unwary up to speed; I've gotten some decent deals on my #1s. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to let that continue. "You done good."
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2007
Messages
5,103
Location
Southwest Washington
63November":2cf0uawa said:
Pretty much the way I read it too.........you thief! ;) (More than you wanted to...Ha!)

I'm not really sure why I wanted to help bring the unwary up to speed; I've gotten some decent deals on my #1s. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to let that continue. "You done good."

Thanks! :) The only RSI #1 I wanted was a 7x57, so when my friend waved this one under my nose, I had to make a deal. I made it over the phone while he was doing a gunshow. I didn't know till yesterday morning that it had a Leupold on it. The scope has some handling marks , but seems sound. I will shoot it tomorrow afternoon and see how she does.

I will be curious to see how the accuracy compares with my #1 AB 7x57. I'm betting that it won't be quite as accurate, but we shall see.

Dave :)
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2007
Messages
5,103
Location
Southwest Washington
I got to the range this afternoon and put the RSI through it's paces. With factory Winchester 140 gr loads, it shot Sub-MOA...barely. :wink: Probably .9". I am very happy, and it outshoots my 1-AB in the same caliber. :) It's a keeper for sure! 8)

Dave :wink:
 

flyinfred

Blackhawk
Joined
Jan 27, 2007
Messages
647
Location
High Point,NC
Wife gave me one just like that a few years ago for Christmas. Still sitting in the safe waiting on a scope and some reloading. I keep telling it "soon, soon!" I don't think it understands....... :roll:
 

mattsbox99

Hunter
Joined
Jan 12, 2009
Messages
3,391
Location
Montana 'Merica
flyinfred":1smlb6c9 said:
Wife gave me one just like that a few years ago for Christmas. Still sitting in the safe waiting on a scope and some reloading. I keep telling it "soon, soon!" I don't think it understands....... :roll:


How could you abuse it like that... I think we need to perform an intervention...
 

Rocdoc

Buckeye
Joined
Aug 23, 2008
Messages
1,412
Location
N. Texas
Beautiful gun. Always thought the 7x57 should be a bolt action, but wouldn't pass on a deal like you got.
 

OIF2

Single-Sixer
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
126
Location
Texas
The Boddington 7x57s will be out soon... not an RSI, but still a No 1.
Bob
 

vol423

Bearcat
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
57
Location
Greeneville, TN, USA
I have a Lipsey's NO 1 in stainless and walnut in 6.5X55. I love it! I have a Leupold 2.5X scout scope on it and this scope solves the eye relief issues spendidly!
 

MMichaelAK

Single-Sixer
Joined
Mar 24, 2009
Messages
361
Location
Alaska
Up here the last new one I saw was $825.
You did very well. Im looking for the exact same rifle, just would prefer the Leupy 1 3/4-6 x33 on it. :D
 

Latest posts

Top