A Ruger No.1 that would sell a lot....

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Alan in GA

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Let's try this: Suppose you are THE decision maker at Ruger. Your job is to bring out ONE No.1 rifle for a production run. Your job is to choose ONE THAT WILL BE PROFITABLE for the company,.. ...NOT just 'your favorite',.. but a rifle and cartridge you believe will SELL high numbers.
Got one in mind? (358 Win might float my boat, but not necessarily make the company a good profit!).

Me? I'd love a 358 Win or stainless 30/30, HOWEVER,.. I think the 35 Remington is a more recognized and 'sellable' round, at least here in Georgia. I'd buy one!
 

rugerjunkie

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Before even seeing your last paragraph the 35 Rem popped into my head right off the bat. I'd prefer a stainless laminate in something like a light 1A and a 22" barrel but I'd still buy one in blued if they'd make em! The biggest reason I would prefer the stainless is a rifle like that would get plenty of time in the field and they are so easy to keep nice even a caveman can do it!
 

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The stainless RSI in 308 sold out real quick. I think another run in both blue and in stainless would sell out in a hurry for them.

Also a 45/70 KRSI should sell good.
 
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Shooters of No. 1 rifles are a small percentage of the Ruger customer base. As far as I know, the No. 1 hasn't been profitable for years. That being said, I believe it would need to be in a modern popular center fire cartridge probably on the 1A platform. Maybe a .308 Win chambering.

Personally, I would buy a 1A in .348 Win as long as fit and finish is excellent and the wood is nicely figured.

Dave
 

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Heliman said:
Shooters of No. 1 rifles are a small percentage of the Ruger customer base. As far as I know, the No. 1 hasn't been profitable for years. That being said, I believe it would need to be in a modern popular center fire cartridge probably on the 1A platform. Maybe a .308 Win chambering.

Personally, I would buy a 1A in .348 Win as long as fit and finish is excellent and the wood is nicely figured.

Dave

I concur with everything said here. I also think a stainless RSI would sell, as far as I know, the only one ever done was the latest .308.
 

Rocdoc

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I like the 30-30 idea in SS, K1S 20 inch walnut or laminate, I would buy one. Not sure we will see a K1RSI edition again for a bit unless Lipseys turns it into a series, but hopeful.
 

collectormzornes

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257 Roberts or 280 or finally make a 22lr couldn't make them fast enough I think if the price was good.
 

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I'm in Dave's camp---a 348 in 1A would be an all time favorite for me. And gosh--you would think a run of 250 would go quickly as thats only 5 for each state. I know Michigan's share would be sold out in 1 day!!

Ron
 

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trapperon said:
I'm in Dave's camp---a 348 in 1A would be an all time favorite for me. And gosh--you would think a run of 250 would go quickly as thats only 5 for each state. I know Michigan's share would be sold out in 1 day!!

Ron


Sign me up! A 348 on a 1S configuration.
 

Alan in GA

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Sugar River said:
It will never happen, but.......
I'd love to see a No 1 with the action scaled down to rimfire size.

I think those would sell a lot in all the rim fire rounds.
 

Kanook

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I'm in for a 357 max.

I'd hope they would make it in an American also (that way I can afford it before it was dropped)
 

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