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Jan 11th, 2021 at 5:55pm
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Have all the parts gathered to put together a Ruger No.1 with set trigger (which is very nice at 1.5#).
Plan is to cut down the 6.5mm Bartlein barrel to 25" and chamber in 6.5x55 as a hunting rifle for most anything up to elk.
However, with such a sweet trigger, it would be a great .22LR "fun gun" for target and general all 'round shooting. Have had good luck with Shilen barrels, so one of their ratchet-rifled rimfire models would be nice.
Decisions, decisions.............
  

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Re: Ruger No.1 Build
Reply #1 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 6:19pm
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Hard to go wrong with a 6.5x55, hunting or target.
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 6:55pm
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Indeed. As Deadeye Bly said to me, the 6.5x55 has been bringing home the meat for about 125 years.
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 7:57pm
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Great project regardless of what it gets built into. My Ruger #1 for my 300 Blackout project is on its way.

Can you tell me what brand the set trigger is?
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2021 at 9:22pm
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Looks like you have the makings for a great rifle to build. The swede will be a fun round in the No.1 for you. Looking forward to the rest of the project's progress!
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Reply #5 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 11:45am
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Problem solved. Found another No.1 CF block, so will have both barrels fitted.
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 1:24pm
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CharleHunter wrote on Jan 11th, 2021 at 7:57pm:
Great project regardless of what it gets built into. My Ruger #1 for my 300 Blackout project is on its way.

Can you tell me what brand the set trigger is?

It's a Kepplinger trigger. They're nice, but I actually prefer the Canjar set trigger; takes all kinds . . . .  Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 6:31pm
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gewehrfreund wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 1:24pm:
It's a Kepplinger trigger. They're nice, but I actually prefer the Canjar set trigger.

Wondering why you prefer the Canjar trigger?
  

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Reply #8 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 7:23pm
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Personal preference based on:
1. ease of installation
2. wider trigger face
3. while it's a more complicated design, I like the function better (i.e. less change in trigger position between set and unset positions)
4. there are a lot more of them in existence and they can often be had cheaper than the Kepplinger

If I were going to get another aftermarket trigger, it would probably be a Jard, just because I haven't tried one yet. They're not a set trigger, but they come in various pull weights.
  
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Reply #9 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 7:47pm
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Since neither trigger is still being manufactured, and parts not available, it would seem the Jard would be a good choice, and in pull weights down to one pound, more than satifactory, depending on use. Plus the fact that the lock time would be less than the set triggers. For a bench rifle not so important, for offhand possibly more so. for a hunting rifle, one pound is more than adequate. Just one opinion having used, and needed parts for the Canjar. Most parts could be made, but why if not needed. I have many Canjar triggers and they, for the most part, have served me well.
The old No1 triggers were adjustable, and I suspect the Jard is similar.  But, I am always willing to try something new, as I am running out of the early triggers.
  

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Reply #10 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:41pm
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I see that EAB is selling a No.1 trigger that goes down to 1# for $120 and will install for another $65. Is not a set trigger, but for hunting I doubt that I would set the trigger in any event. I'll do some testing once everything is back together.
  

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Reply #11 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 10:11pm
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SSShooter wrote on Jan 13th, 2021 at 8:41pm:
I see that EAB is selling a No.1 trigger that goes down to 1# for $120 and will install for another $65. Is not a set trigger, but for hunting I doubt that I would set the trigger in any event. I'll do some testing once everything is back together.


this appears to be either the JARD trigger or a copy thereof
  
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Reply #12 - Jan 13th, 2021 at 10:12pm
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I just looked at the Jard and EABco triggers. They look to be identical. Not sure which came along first. Same price @ $120. The Jard may be available for less on other sites.
  

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