I'm with you there; most of my rifles are No 1s, so I go as low as I can, aftermarket ribs are available for Ruger No 1s from several reputable sources, only issue is direct importation from the US...Since I am mounting my scope on a Ruger No1 I don't need to worry about the bolt clearance. Also, to accommodate the long eye relief required I chose the recommended Swarovski Z6i EE scope which only comes with a 30mm tube. So in my view the choice of tube diameter is dictated by other things, it is not a degree of freedom in engineer speak.
I own 41 rifles, only 1 has a 1inch tube.Does anyone mount 30mm scopes on hunting rifles.
Do you choose it for the tube size or the other specifications like "model" quality/Brand/adjustment? Example my mate likes the Swarovski z6 series.
Do you feel there is any specific advantage?
I know it can offer more adjustment but is there any advantage to the hunter?