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Old August 20, 2015, 10:22 PM   #26
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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.
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Old August 23, 2015, 08:13 AM   #27
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* * * 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.
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The Nikon Omega scope is almost as if made for the Ruger #1 in 45-70.
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Dunno if you noticed but the thread is 4 years old. :ee:
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Old June 26, 2019, 03:48 PM   #30
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oh crap .... 4 years. senior member had a senior moment
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