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just bought rifle what scope would one recommend  i am looking at the Burris ballistic plex in 6-24
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Congratulations.  The Ruger #1 is one of the neatest rifles around.  Should be lots of fun in .204.  The Burris 6-24 is a great scope for the money, but do you really need 24X?  That's a big heavy scope.  I've not shot the .204 but I understand it's not really a 500 yd rifle.  By all means, though, if want want the 6-24 go for it; you won't be disappointed.
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i also thought i could also use this scope on a 338 Lapua from HS precision I have  thoght i could kill 2 birds with one stone
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Ya Know it really depends on what you are using the rifle for.... .204 would probably be a pretty cool varmint cal.  but not much for deer.  I have a #1 RSI in 7X57,  and think I have the absolute perfect scope on it for whitetail deer.  I mounted a Leupold VXIII 1.5 X 5,  but that is not a "reach out and touch someone" scope.

 

Like I said, It really depends on what you are using the rifle for.

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204 with a 40gr V-Max is a legitimate 500yd varmint gun, IMO.  Definitely as legitimate as a 22-250 with a 55-60gr bullet.

 

That taken into consideration I do not think there is any need for 24x magnification for 500 yd shooting.  16x should be plenty for varmints.  Personally I seldom go beyond 10x-12x for anything.

 

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My wife bought me a used Ruger #1 Standard in 7 Rem Mag.  Great looking rifle, but would not group shots better than 2 inches at the 100 yard range.  It had a nasty little kick and terrible muzzle rise, but it sure is a pretty gun.  Last year I decided to give this gun a face lift and create a more efficient, less recoil, and more accurate rifle.  I sent it to a company called E. Arthur Brown Company.  They specialize in certain types of single shot action rifles.  I decided to change out the trigger, hammer, rebarrel it with a 26 inch 7MM-08 Ackley Improved, and top it off with a 6.5-20x50 scope.  Got it back in late Oct. and by Dec. worked up a load with the Hornady 139 grn SST and Varget powder.  This rifle is fantastic, most accurate rifle I have ever shot, and EABCO did a superb job.  I had great groups at the range, so I decided to see what it will do in the field.  Shot a doe at 130 yards behind the shoulders and through the lungs and she did a 360, dropped, and curled up.  A very quick and clean  kill, those SSTs are awesome.  I will admit that 6.5-20 is a lot of scope and I will be down sizing, but it is great at the range because you do not need a spotting scope.                      
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Ruger #1's are notorious for not shooting tiny groups.  It's something about the way the forearm touches the barrel.  The solution is a screw that allow even pressure.  I read an article recently about a part you can install yourself, no gunsmith needed, that accomplishes this and really tightens up groups.
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Burris is cool.  Personally, I would come down to a 4-16 or a 6-18 in a fine cross hair!
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