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by JeffD
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year
Replies: 7
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Re: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year

Yes, I've read that as well. Today I went to the range and shot six rounds of these old factory rounds. I noticed the recoil varied somewhat from round to round. Definitely not usable for anything serious, but as long as they go bang I'll finish off the box. After this the cases will be useful for s...
by JeffD
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year

Just a quick follow-up. I picked up the rifle this week and plan to visit the range tomorrow. It came with about a half a box of Remington factory loads. Judging by the box, these are probably from the 70s. 510 gr. soft points.
by JeffD
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year

Hi David, I did go ahead and buy the 458. It included a set of Redding dies and a box of factory ammo, for $1,100. Seemed no more than any of the 458s would run, particularly a pre-warning Liberty year rifle. I'll enjoy having it whether the rumored pedigree is ever confirmed. Here in California we ...
by JeffD
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year

Interesting. As with your experiences, there is no letter of any sort from Ruger to substantiate anything. On the plus side. It’s priced pretty decently, and not any different than one would expect to pay for a big bore liberty rifle.
by JeffD
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Single-Shot Rifles
Topic: Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Question about No. 1 458 Liberty Year

Hello all, First post on this board; I joined mainly for the Single Shot forum. I have spotted a .458 Tropical, 1976/Liberty Year, at a dealer. It has the older style checkering on the grip. The rifle is a bit unusual in that the receiver is color case hardened. The dealer has stated that it was one...