Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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Re: Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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Saw an old British 375 mauser that had been modernized with a fiberglass stock, silencer and big 3-18x56 scope. The internet goons lost their mind.



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Gamsjagd wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 4:44 pm
I think it is an American safari client concept. They feel as though the 375 is a big boomer and put a 1-4 or 1-5 on it and think that anyone who puts a 3-9 or Jehosphat forbid it a 3-15x56 is less than classy.

I am one of those that doesn't get worried about what others do.

Also old enough with failing eyes and 450-20 vision in both eyes that I like a hell of a lot more magnification.
Magnification.... :lol: the topic of more magnification is required for accuracy can open up a few heated discussions around here. :lol: :lol:

anyway.....IMO high magnification is not required for accuracy. In the field it's nice to have if you're head shooting rabbits at 300 yards.....but on a biggame hunting rifle.....high magnification, IMO, is not an advantage.

I'm happy to be the odd one out :handgestures-thumbup:

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I would have disagreed with you 6 months ago but since I tried lower mag with good glass and wider field of view…
I’m shooting better groups and have quicker target acquisition in a hunting situation. Formerly used 5-30/5-25/2.5-28—now using 1:7-13 and 2.3-18. I actually like the 1:7-13 best.
I will not go back to higher unless targets were my main activity.
Not to say this is right, yet I’ve tried it both ways and this is much friendlier…….

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2 or 3 to 15-18 is awesome

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Either of the scopes you are considering would be great. Personally I would want a rail mount z8i 1-8x24 or 1.7-13.3x42.

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I find anything above 14x in hot environments or in mist or rain really hurts your sight picture.
The only scope I have that's bigger then a 2-7 is a 3-18 Z6 on my hornet barrel.
Even then most of the time it never goes above 14x.

I find they generally help when shooting on a range, but for hunting game the loss of FOV, scope bounce and sight picture makes them more of a hindrance then a help.
I don't begrudge anyone that does use one but it's definitely not my preferred brand of vodka.
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I have Zeiss trifocal lenses implants in my eyes and threw my glasses in the bin. That was about 3 yrs ago. Improved my hunting vision drastically

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Re: Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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9.3M03 wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 5:56 am
I have Zeiss trifocal lenses implants in my eyes and threw my glasses in the bin. That was about 3 yrs ago. Improved my hunting vision drastically
I did the same about 7 years ago. Best money I ever spent.

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I've been thinking about this but the idea just freaks me out....
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Best money invested in optic. I did the same action, about 12 years ago.
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I got me some holiday lasic surgery, that's definitely been a hell of a help.
Now I can see all the deer that see me 1st.
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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Re: Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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SPEEDY wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 3:10 am
I got me some holiday lasic surgery, that's definitely been a hell of a help.
Now I can see all the deer that see me 1st.
so I guess you hunt in thongs so that you can count them all :lol: :lol:

Couldn't help myself :lol: :lol:

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Vaughan wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 11:48 pm
I've been thinking about this but the idea just freaks me out....
you'll see things differently after the procedure !

Rod :lol:

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Re: Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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Rod wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 3:35 am
SPEEDY wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 3:10 am
I got me some holiday lasic surgery, that's definitely been a hell of a help.
Now I can see all the deer that see me 1st.
so I guess you hunt in thongs so that you can count them all :lol: :lol:

Couldn't help myself :lol: :lol:

Rod
Unfortunately I don't have that many toes. :lol:
I'm soft and I don't care. :dance:

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Re: Well paired scope for 375 H&H?

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SPEEDY wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 5:01 am
Rod wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 3:35 am
SPEEDY wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 3:10 am
I got me some holiday lasic surgery, that's definitely been a hell of a help.
Now I can see all the deer that see me 1st.
so I guess you hunt in thongs so that you can count them all :lol: :lol:

Couldn't help myself :lol: :lol:

Rod
Unfortunately I don't have that many toes. :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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