The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: General

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 20, 2015, 10:22 PM   #26
Bongo Boy
Senior Member
Join Date: December 18, 2008
Location: Colo Spgs CO
Posts: 517
Yes, it's a 6x36 now, for better or worse that's what we got to work with.

Anyway, this chapter in this No 1's transformation is sort of closed for now. Unfortunately, it will be weeks at least before I'm able to wring this thing out at a range. Just casted some 420 and 325 gr slugs tonight, but won't be able to size lube and load for quite some time. Not quite retired yet. Dambit.
NRA Benefactor Member
“If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.” T Bankhead
"I think only the authorities should have weapons." The New American Electorate

Last edited by Bongo Boy; August 21, 2015 at 07:33 AM.
Bongo Boy is offline  
Old August 23, 2015, 08:13 AM   #27
Junior member
Join Date: July 26, 2001
Location: midwest
Posts: 2,374
* * * Not going to hunt hogs, black bear, rabbits or elk. Going to shoot paper. What are the options? Red dots, scopes, open sights are all just fine suggestions. I ask about optics because my eyes aren't all that great these days--I'm 60.
Were you going to hunt with it, I would've suggested a low-mounted, low-power variable, like the old Weaver 1-3x. That would be a perfect set-up for hog- or deer-busting. Compact, lightweight, and 3x is enough magnification for any critter you'd likely shoot with a 45-70Gommit - hardly a prairie dog or varmint cartridge.

That said, for just punching holes in paper @ 100yds off the bench, choose anything that will help you see the target clearly.
agtman is offline  
Old June 24, 2019, 02:21 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: August 16, 2004
Posts: 438

The Nikon Omega scope is almost as if made for the Ruger #1 in 45-70.
esldude is offline  
Old June 25, 2019, 04:55 PM   #29
Paul B.
Senior Member
Join Date: March 28, 1999
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,395
Dunno if you noticed but the thread is 4 years old. :ee:
Paul B.
Paul B. is offline  
Old June 26, 2019, 03:48 PM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: August 22, 2015
Location: new england
Posts: 1,159
oh crap .... 4 years. senior member had a senior moment
fourbore is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06943 seconds with 10 queries