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Some pictures of my rifle / scope combo especially put together for hunting red and roe deer at dusk and dawn, and also on snowy or frosty fields at night during full moon or bright starlight.
 
Rifle is Ruger #1 in 270 Winchester.
Scope is Zeiss Victory 3-12x56 with illuminated reticle no 40.
 
To get the scope far enough "aft", I changed the original mounting rail with a two piece from Brownells and high Warne 30 mm rings.
 
This set up  will not get me any price in a beauty contest, but is a sturdy and heavy rig only ment for hunting from high seats.
 
The pictures are not so good, learning to use my new camera.
It might seems that the scope is touching the mounting rail, but there is space enough for a  business card to slip underneath.
 
Just waiting for August 10.  Big Smile
 
 
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 Great-looking rifle and scope! Nice grain on the buttstock.
 
It looks like the scope is too high to get a good cheekweld, though, at least for me.
 
Is that a wildebeest pelt?
 Looks so cool!
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It is a bit to high, but this rig will not be used for fast or offhand shooting, but shots with good support on game that are slowly grazing or standing still.
 
The flatskin is from an old blue wildebeest bull shot in Limpopo RSA in 2006, same skull I got on my avatar Wink
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Ruger # 1 that is a really nice rifle I have one in the full stock version, but would love to have one like yours. thanks for sharing.     Excellent   

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  VERY NICE set-up!!  Thunbs Up 
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Nice #1, thanks for sharing.
I have one in 45-70 and really like it.
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i realize you've got the low light thing with the big front bell but i think i'd get one of those Luppy's with the bite out of the bottom and have a notch chopped out of that front base to get that scope down a little. a word of caution. these kinds of set-ups are notorious for putting marks on the scopes because the rings aren't in perfect alignment. i hope you lapped those rings or had the alignment checked before you torqued those rings down. the Burris rings with the inserts would be the way to go with this set-up. sorry to sound negative but all i can see are red flags waving.
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Very nice setup,  Some day I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Ruger No.1.
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Nice # 1, seawolf!
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Gotta love those Rugers!  Love
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Nice looking setup, I have two #1's a 220 swift w/ Leupold VX-III & 25-06 w/ Nikon Monarch they are great guns.....
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Originally posted by Dave Wilson Dave Wilson wrote:

i realize you've got the low light thing with the big front bell but i think i'd get one of those Luppy's with the bite out of the bottom and have a notch chopped out of that front base to get that scope down a little. a word of caution. these kinds of set-ups are notorious for putting marks on the scopes because the rings aren't in perfect alignment. i hope you lapped those rings or had the alignment checked before you torqued those rings down. the Burris rings with the inserts would be the way to go with this set-up. sorry to sound negative but all i can see are red flags waving.
 
Thanks for the feedback Dave.
About the bases and rings, I had the same concern as you about the alignement, but the set seems to be doing ok. 
 
Regarding the "low light thing with the big front bell", the Zeiss Victory Diavari plays in a different liege than the mentioned Leupold.
 
For the specific use this rig is intended for, this is the best set up I could get within my budget.  The alternative would be to take it to a smith and get a custom mount of some kind.
 
Not a rig to take to the woods, but it fits like hands in gloves in a hight seat over open fields.
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post a picture when you smack something with that thing. it's always very interesting to see the different landscape/animals/hunting techniques from other parts of the globe.
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