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Do you ever see any falling blocks like a Ruger #1 at these long range shoots?
I know you cannot get a custom sock with a pistol grip and maybe not as good a trigger. However a simple strong solid action (no bedding required). Easy to load the long bullets. Put a straight Bull barrel on it.
Just curious?
Might be a fun project? Trigger is big deal to me if it can be perfected or an after market unit. Build your own laminated stock.

7MM WSM with a long throat to seat the bullets out?

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Have often thought about it.

Only downside I see is having to rotate rifle to move lever down if setup prone.


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Extra style points for sure if you build on a Steve Earle Wesson #1 Long Range:

http://www.steveearleproducts.com/longrange.html
 
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been there done that - Ruger #1, PacNor medium Palma barrel, 260 Rem, 8" twist, 27 inches. i must have put 3 thousand rounds through it over the course of 12 years reloading every conceivable combination of components. It consistently gave me 1 to 1.5 groups at 100. Nothing to really complain about but nothing to write home about either. Not good enough for a rifle weighing over 10 lbs. When my adult daughter showed an interest in long range shooting I sold it and we bought a Ruger Precision Rifle in 5.56 and 7" twist - also a very heavy rifle but no more complaints about accuracy.
 
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This isn't even a falling block but one of my TCR-87's with a fiberglass stock I made and a 26-inch heavy Bartlet barrel in 6MM-06. I put a Leupold scope on it with the custom dial reticle and in the process of getting it sighted in shot two 3-shot groups at 207 yards, a 3-shot group at 338 yards, a 3-shot group at 427 yards and a 5-shot group at 600 yards. This was with 105-grain Berger VLD Hunting Bullets at 3,250 fps. Discounting a flyer in the 5-shot 600-yard group the average accuracy for the five groups was 0.70 MOA. But even with the flyer which I am sure was caused by my shooting, the 600-yard group was still barely over 1.0 MOA. This may not be good enough for match shooting, but for deer or coyotes where one normally needs a good first shot hit I think it's not much of a handicap compared to a bolt action. That is, I think the big problem is judging the wind correctly for one's first and only shot. Slightly better accuracy is a slight advantage compared to that.
 
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Put a straight Bull barrel on it.


Kirby Allen once posted that the No. 1 had a relatively short barrel thread, that could certainly affect accuracy with a long, heavy barrel. Also I think the increased weight of a bolt action would also help.
 
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I know there have been some benchrest interest in the Miller action.

Not sure what the results were.
 
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Originally posted by Big Wonderful Wyoming:
I know there have been some benchrest interest in the Miller action.

Not sure what the results were.



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All the time with BPCR-legal rifles, which are fired out to 1000 yd (with black powder and cast lead bullets). Somewhat more difficult than with modern smokeless rounds.

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