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esldude
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Nikon Omega on Ruger #1
      #56684 - 09/05/06 09:24 AM

Well got my Omega in from Jon at the Optic zone. Scope is just about what the doctor ordered for a #1. 3-9x32mm with shorter than usual length. So it doesn't look too large or ungainly on the #1. Nor is it heavy enough to upset the nice balance point of the sporter #1.

Scope is plenty bright, and has good clarity. Appears to be roughly the quality of Nikon's Buckmarks. Has just a hint of a bowl effect to my eyes. Not really noticeable except at 9x. Not to make too much of it though. 3x looks nice and clear even at 15 or 20 yards. 9x is a bit blurred at these close ranges. 6x is usable from about 30 yards and longer.

What makes it so nice for the #1 is the constant 5 inch eye relief. Normal scopes with 3.5 or even 4 inch eye relief are a bit too far forward on the #1. EER scopes with 8 inches or more are too much. 5 inches are just what you need with a #1.

I used medium rings on a #1 Sporter 45/70. With the scope shorter you have less front to back adjustment room in the rings. And if you don't push it forward some the scope bell can touch the rear flip up sight with low rings. Which is why I went with mediums to clear the rear flip up sight. Also gives a little more room for loading underneath the eyepiece.

Scope was made specifically for the TC OMega muzzleloader. So should be able to handle the recoil. They make it with a BDC reticule, though I got the conventional Nikoplex as I don't like busy aim points.

Thanks to the Optic zone. I ordered the wrong rings first. And Jon got me the right rings in only two days. Jon is good to do business with. Easy to work with even though it was all my mistake.


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Re: Nikon Omega on Ruger #1 [Re: esldude]
      #56728 - 09/05/06 08:03 PM

Do you have the possibility to post a picture of the mounted scope? I am waiting for a no.1 in 375 HH which will l arrive in a week or so, and I will have to decide which scope to put on it. A 5" eye relief sounds nice!

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Re: Nikon Omega on Ruger #1 [Re: 338X74R]
      #56769 - 10/05/06 09:40 AM

Yeah, will try and get up a picture a bit later tongiht.

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Re: Nikon Omega on Ruger #1 [Re: esldude]
      #56775 - 10/05/06 11:02 AM

Okay here are a couple pics. One of the whole rifle for perspective and another up close on the scope. These are Burris medium rings. I think you might get by with low rings if you slid the scope forward. But it will be close. As it sits I have about 1/8th inch or 3 mm clearance.

The yellow line is about where your eye relief is with this set up.





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Re: Nikon Omega on Ruger #1 [Re: esldude]
      #56964 - 12/05/06 06:08 AM

Thanks! nice low mount. Is this the 3-9x40 ?

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Re: Nikon Omega on Ruger #1 [Re: 338X74R]
      #57074 - 13/05/06 09:12 AM

No it is a 3-9x32mm. The only size Nikon offers in the Omega line. I sort of wish they offered a 2-7x or a 1.5-4.5x 28mm or something. But 3-9x is pretty versatile.

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