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Putting a Trijicon Accupoint 3x9x40 on a Ruger #1 45-70 and according to SWFA and Leoupold need to use "extended" rings to get the scope closer to my eye.  The problem is, I like the most eye relief that I can get and don't want to get any closer to the eyepiece than I need to.  Any reason that I can't use standard 1" rings maybe from another manufacturer? Any recommendations?  I have a half dozen Number #1's and haven't run into this extended issue before.  Thanks
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I have been a #1 fan for years (but alas I'm down to just one now)! There are several ring set-ups that will work... sort of. Much depends on the scope ER, your physical characteristics (long arms, neck, etc.) and if you "stock crawl" or not. Warne makes a nice, usable set (I have the QD ones) as does Leupy and Burris. Currently, mine has the Ruger off-set rings because the scope was a tad short on ER. These off-sets push the scope back about .5 inch which made it perfect. I could have used the QD Warne's but they maxed out just a bit short and required crawling (which I dislike especially on this .300 H&H). Appearance-wise, the Burris ones are pretty nice. Another option (albeit different) would be to pull the factory rib (it's screwed and pinned) and install a Pic rail... then use whatever rings you prefer. I did this on a .300 WM and it came out great. Additionally, EABCO makes a rail that slips over the factory rail on #1's, then you use your preferred rings. I guess it boils down to preference (form vs. function) and what you want to spend. BTW, that's a great scope choice!


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Thanks for the info, but short of buying one of each how do I select the proper set up?  Go to gunsmiths and see what they have?  Also, am looking forward to using the Accupoint, several of my buddies use them and are very happy.  Also re-scoping my .338 for elk next fall and trying to figure out what I want.  That's half the fun
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If you're not in a hurry, I'd be glad to send you a couple to try out. Trouble is, I'm leaving to go hunting tomorrow am and won't be back until after Thanksgiving. PM me if you can wait and want to experiment with these mounts I already have. If not, I'd say visually research the options, select one, and buy it / try it. Good luck Sir.
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