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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a single shot centerfire for treestand hunting. I really like the looks of the Ruger No. 1-RSI....something about that full length stock. It also comes in 7x57 which is a neat caliber and I like that kind of oddball stuff. I've been trying to search for other single shots but I'm not finding much out there along the lines of No. 1. I don't really care for the T/C or other break action designs. Do any of you guys have any input about something similar to the Ruger falling block? I don't have anything against the Ruger, just want to make sure I explore all my options.

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Jason, Check out the Browning High wall and Low Wall. Pretty standard caliber offerings but they did make the Low in .260?

I have a High in 30-06 and its an absolute tack driver and very balanced. Great pc of wood, nice checkering and a very nice trigger. Fit and finish are outstanding as well.

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Do they still make them? I looked for them, but they're not on their site....at least I can't find them. Winchester has an 1885 HW listed....45-70 and 405 Win. I have to admit I'm a little excited about a 405 Win!

In all honesty, I'm torn between the single shot rifle or a hunting handgun. The way I've been hunting lately I could almost get away with carrying my bow in rifle season!

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No Browning quit a few years back but you can still find some here and there. Winchester is the only one still producing a 1885.

Check out GB, there are a few Browning Highs and a couple of Lows on there now

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I was checking that out when I came across Uberti stuff too. Which lead me to their site....which now has me looking at rolling blocks now too!

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I just stumble across exactly what I want....I'd just need to mortgage my house or sell my first born to get it!

Dakota Arms makes a real purdy falling block!

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Sharps, Sharps, Sharps... I love mine, Pedersoli 45-70 32 in barrel, tang sight, front globe. Looks good and shoots better...

Although, I am wishing and watching for an 1885 High Wall and gonna put a 3/4" scope on it.

Dakota's are nice and well as the C.Sharps 1885's but darn sure expensive.

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A Ruger in a 7X57 would be a fantastic rifle. Look for one of the Ruger Boddington Special's. Those are some beautiful rifles, and come in the 7X57. I have been searching half-heartedly for one myself.

The Number One makes a fantastic hunting rifle. They handle very well, and are more than accurate enough for hunting.

I also like the 1885's. I have several of those. I have a preference for the 1885 over the Ruger. I like the lighter Low Wall for weight and carrying.

But then I am also partial to the Encore's!! Tom.









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I also like the Sharp's rifle. But they are pretty heavy to hunt with every day. You will need some padding for your strap. Tom.

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I wouldn't limit myself to a single shot for tree stand hunting. I've got nothing against single shots, but I can't see spending a pile of cash to buy a gun that does the same thing for more than what something else costs. Unless you just want one. I can't argue with that at all.

If things are up close I would give a handgun a try. I love handgun hunting. I got to admit that if I had to live off what I got hunting with a handgun I would be a lot thinner than I am right now.

For most beginers I would recommend a 357 or a 44 for deer hunting. Much further than 30-40 yards you need to be really good. Personally I can do great out to 50 yards with a good rest. Off hand I need to cut that to about 30 (I have better success with my bow). With an optic sight you may be able to stretch those distances a bit. I don't personally care for them.

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