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Scope for .30-'06

This is a discussion on Scope for .30-'06 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have found the biggr power 12-16 is too much for me . i can see wobble, but cannot hold steady with power turned up. ...

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    I have found the biggr power 12-16 is too much for me . i can see wobble, but cannot hold steady with power turned up. Seems most of the $80 + scopes should be ok for reliability . Also consider a batt. light up cross hairs .


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    I have a Leupold Veri-X III 3.5-10x, on my Ruger 6.5x55mm Swedish. Ive used it for 8 years. It was originally on my Remington 700, when the rifle was dropped from a cliff. Leupold fixed the scope with a three week turnover. Since then Leupold has been on most of my rifles, except a Bushnell 4200 Elite 16x on my varmint rifle, and a old Tasco varmint/tactical 10x on my 10/22.

    Buy the best you can, its well worth it. Glass is NOT something you want to skimp on.

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    Chris,
    How well does your Ruger #1 45-70 shoot? Im a Ruger nut + I also love single shot firearms.
    But I hear that the accuracy on the Ruger #1 rifles are either close to or even true M.O.A., or they are passable.

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    The Burris Fullfield II is a GREAT scope for the money (about $200). I've got one on my new/old .270 AI.

    I have a thirty year old Weaver Widefield 3-9 on my 25-06. I wish I had bought more than one at the time.

    My .17 HMR wears a $80 Tasco 4-12. It works fine for that gun, and is very clear. The gun has no recoil and is only used in good weather though.

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    This is exactly the info I was looking for, and I appreciate it.

    Now an add-on question- what types of rings to you use? The kind that screw on the side, the ones that screw on the top, or the ones that meet at 10 and 2 on the tube?

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    i use Nikon 3x9's Buckmasters good nuff for deer hunting

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    How well does your Ruger #1 45-70 shoot?
    Greg - so far it is not grouping as well as it should but hey - I started off (couldn't resist) loading it with near max loads!!! 52 grains IIRC of 3031 under a 405 Lasercast! Hehe - buffalo gun! I will play with loads and in fact will drop back to a load with RL7 a bit above what I put thru BFR - I think I will find a sweet load eventually. Still l;ove shooting it tho

    Hawkeye - my rings are invariably the ''half and half'' - screws at 9 and 3 o'clock.

    On my #1 I did have to get a set of Ruger special rings (forget name - ''concentric'' I think) as Leupold would not zero - spoke to a nice guy at Leupold who pointed me in right direction - Ruger call then achieved a very quick response - good all round!

    Overall I'd say the average Weaver mount rings will be as I mentioned, ''half and half".
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    I wouldn't worry Chris. Ya really don't need M.O.A. grps from a .45-70, used for hunting. If ya can keep the grp within a pie tin at 100y your all set.
    Keep playing with loads, .45-70 can be finicky. I have a bud who reloads .45-70 alot, Ill ask him what might do the trick.

    I just don't want to buy a #1 chambered for .22-250 or a .220 swift that isn't M.O.A. .

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    Agreed Greg - if looking at small cals like that then definitely you want MOA and sub MAO performance.

    When I say my grouping is not good enough - I am probably managing minute of pie plate Ok but - heck - there is always that urge to get shots tighter - I will - even tho the round is not really condusive to mega tight results.
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    Chris ya ever tried some of the Tricks for #1's to make grouping better since your unhappy?

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    Tricks? Haha - yeah well I know there are some - but ''unhappy'' - naw - no way - just that I will ''tighten it up'' when I get to working up more loads.

    Even as it is now - there is no whitetail who should stand at 100yds and flip me the bird
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    The .458 that I have is the #1H. It wears speciality rings after I had the same trouble as you, P95. I used it for a backup weapon on guided moose hunts. The 400gr. Barnes would shoot at least 2MOA out to 200yds. I was 6 full grs. over book max. when I finally said "ENOUGH". That was using the old Data MR223(now Accurate)powder. After closely boosting the powder charge I finally got to the "magical" 3000fps.using a 300gr. Hornady HP also. The #3 in .45-70 will come within 400fps of the .458 in that(or Mauser) action. It's a really great gun. I'd have to say,argueablly,the #1's and #3's are Ruger's best.----------

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    For some dumb reason i want a #1 in 257 roberts and 458 lott

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    Not sure why you might want a .257 Bud - but I do know of a guy who has pushed pills thru his 458 to exceed 3,000 fps

    Anyways - good 'ol 45-70 is still fun -
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    Got the 45/70 in a Encore

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