Re: weatherby and swarovski
Well that is the big dog on the factory chambering heap! Not saying you are going wrong with your choices but IMO the 338-378 Weatherby is overkill for just out to 600 yards or so. Considering the wallop you are going to take with every shot and the cost of that big daddy I personally wouldn't go that route. Of course I don't know how much you intend to shoot it and that will make a difference. Now if you are really pushing things out to 1000 yards and beyond then I would say you are more in the ball park. I can't remember how much the Weatherby weighs but I hope it is a fair amount so you can manage the recoil and keep your accuracy where it needs to be. A brake is a must!
Regarding the scope.
1. Dangerous game of any kind demands a scope with a lower minimum power than 5x IMO. I would personally be looking at a 2.5-3x on the bottom end at most. You can't kill what you can't see running at you are 30 MPH!
2. Tough as nails reliable is at the top of the list as well. For me that doesn't mean Swaro but NF, S&B, Premier, Zeiss Tactical, and maybe Trijicon, and I would maybe look at the upper end elites and the SS line from SWFA.
You will get lots of opinions, like you mentioned, but these are my thoughts.
Last edited by Scot E; 03-31-2012 at 12:57 AM.