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  I have just recently purchased a ruger #1 300 win mag for a elk hunting trip in Colorado. I am debating on putting the Zeiss 6-520x50 conquest or a luepold vx111 of the same magnification. Suggestions would be appreciated.  thanks for the advice how would a 3-12x56 work?

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#1s are hard to scope , because of the way rugers rings brings the scope too far back over the falling block, minimizing eye relief, Have used 6.5x20 on varmit, 22-250, 220 swift and 6mm but would not use this for big game. Set shooting of antelope would be about it. 10x is all you need for elk in any state. #1 work best with lower variables. and a 6x max would work in most cases. 
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both of these scopes you mention lonnie are great scopes but are designed for shooting small targets at long ranges.personally i wouldnt want that much of a scope for big game hunting.but if thats what you want thats fine. i would just prefer something in the range of a 3x9 or 2.5x10x50.something in this range would be more than enough magnification.im not saying these scopes you mentioned are bad choices i just think 6x20x50 is alot of scope.just my opinion.
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I agree.  WAY more magnification than needed for a big game rifle, plus the extra magnification means the scope will be longer and bulkier than needed for the job and you will lose valuable field of view on the low end with increased power.  This scope would be a huge liability to target acquisition if you had to make quick jump shots on moving animals.  2-7, 3-9, 2.5-10 are the best "all around" big game hunting magnification ranges.  Plenty of magnification on the top end; not too much for close-in shooting on the low end.  Bigger isn't always better.  A 6-24 scope is intended for varmint shooting -- small targets at very long range.
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Screw them, 6-520x50 is great, I need one too! That exit pupil of 0.0965138 must be a real kill-joy.

In all seriousness, 2-7, 3-9 max. Anything more is a waste and will actually impair good shooting at big game, no matter the range.

 



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Save yourself some grief and go with a lower power range the 3-9 is the most popular but I have a 4.5-14 x 50 Leu VXIII on one rifle and like it. My 8.5-25x50 Mk4 is too much scope for most applications and I no longer have my 20x.  Think about how you hunt if you are still hunting you can get away with higher power but if you are stalking game you really need the lower powers. Let me suggest some other options that you may not have considered.

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If you notice these have a common element they get down to around 2x which you truely may need to do if you are walking a
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I HAVE A LEUPOLD III 4.5-14X50 THAT I LOVE, AND I AM LOOKING FOR A 6.5-20X50, BUT I AM HUNTING BEANFEILDS. I THINK THE 4.5-14 WOULD BE WONDERFUL/
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I agree that for hunting big game 20 magnification is too much unless you are taking real long shots from a very steady posistion.

 

I have a ruger #1 in 7MM - I put a Nikon Monarch 3.5-10X50 BDC on it and I like it so far. I don't have a problem with eye relief. 

 

I do have a issue with this gun using federal vital shok 160gr barnes tsx factory rounds keyholeing, but thats not a scope issue. 

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I had a Ruger #1 with Burris SIg 8x32x44 until three weeks ago when it got stolen out of my car.
If I have 200 guns, it was my favorite.

It was perfect, except it could have used side focus.


I still have a Ruger #1 in 7mmMag with Leupold 1.75x6.5x36 Varri-iii.
That thing shoots sub moa, and I can't even see sub moa a 6X scope.
The trouble is that rifle and scope together weigh 9.5 pounds.

I have a 270 #1, but have not shot it.

I am getting a .223 varmint #1 Thursday.
I will put something with side focus and at least 20X on it.

I have some Ruger #1 base to Weaver base converters.
But they do not accept rings that are long.
Things bump into the hump.

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