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    Ruger no.1 dressed up and ready to go

    After a while of contemplation and experimenting with "other" than buckhorns I think I found a scope i could be happy with on my Ruger no.1 in 45-70. I bought this rifle a few years back and fell in love with it. I was good enough out to 50 yds with the buckhorns but in order for me to hunt I needed to be accurate out to 100-150 yds, just in case I ever get a long shot but arguably most of my kills are less than 50 yds. I still wanted accuracy to that distance and my old eyes and buckhorns were failing me.

    I then went to a skinner peep on top and it looked great and performed admirably. Problem was my eyes were getting as old as the rest of me and I needed a scope if I was to take this rifle hunting. and i did not buy a Ruger no.1 to sit in the gun cabinet, especially in 45-70. Along with the skinner peep I had purchased a Make America Great Again Eagle Butt Cuff from Terry and it sports that proudly.

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    So back to the story. I looked around followed some threads on MO and decided to jump on the vortex crossfire II 1-5 30 mm scope. it is larger than I anticipated but I still am just not used to seeing a scope on top of it. I finally got it mounted properly in Ruger no.1 Leupold rings. It has an illuminated dot reticle for low light instances, not sure I like or dislike that feature yet.

    Itmight be a few weeks before I can get to the farm and site this baby in. Looking at the pics I have some wax in the grooves in the forearm. I will get the tooth brush and oil out and get it shiney as new for the next range trip.

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    I like. Very nice

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    If the scope set-up works for you, keep it! I have a Leupold Freedom 2-7X on my single shot Henry 45-70 and its staying there.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ret_Eng View Post
    If the scope set-up works for you, keep it! I have a Leupold Freedom 2-7X on my single shot Henry 45-70 and its staying there.....
    post some pics I would like to see it.
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    I (had) a Ruger #1 in .270 that sported a Redfield Golden 5 Start, from the early 90's. It was a hoss of a scope, but a darn good one. Used that set up to drop a doe in her tracks at 380 yards. I never had to shoot a deer twice with that rifle, and all but one dropped where it stood, one buck ran about 40 yards. I lost my lease and no longer hunt open bean/corn fields, and eventually let it go just a couple of years ago. I used that rifle from the early 90's up until about 2011-12. Still have the scope, on another Ruger in .270 (tang safety M77).

    Those two scope do look more fitting for a 45-70 rifle. You can't go wrong with either set-up.
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    Always wanted a Ruger #1 or a #3. To date, all that has shown up caliber wise at the LGS is a 22-250/223 Rem/416 Rem Mag----none of which I would want in a single shot.
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    I saw a 338 win mag at the last gun show with spectacular looking wood. but not sure I needed that but if I see it again maybe.
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    Had a 338 Win Mag in a 1992 Ruger Mod 77 with the SS finish and the composite boat paddle stock. Used it to hunt when stationed in AK and it worked very well. I was 35 YOA back then and could shoot 15 rounds from the bench while enduring the pounding recoil. Couldn't do that now. But I bet the Ruger #1 would handle the recoil better than that light weight mountain rifle of mine.
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    Yeah, that's one thing about the wood stocked rifles, they may be heavy to carry, but you can shoot them without pain (when you get old an decrepit). My old Centennial T-4 is a heavy rascal, but it sure absorbs the recoil well.
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