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Scope Info for my .375 H&H

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:29 PM
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Scope Info for my .375 H&H

Hi Guys,

I just ordered my CZ 550 Safari .375 H&H today. Looking for suggestions for
a scope to put on it.

What power and eye relief do you recommend? Prices/Brands etc.

Any other info you feel relevant would be appreciated.

Thanks guy.

Mark
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

I've had a variety of scopes on mine, currently a Leupold European 1-4 is on it, but a fixed 10X was on it when it was my cast bullet rifle. Right now I've got better set ups for medium and longer range. The question becomes how does it fit in your line up, 1 rifle or many, and what will be the circumstances how you use it? For sure any scope you put on it should be capable of withstanding recoil, and have a warranty that says so. I've shot the crosshairs out of more than one inexpensive scope. I like 30mm tubes, and if I was going to use my .375 more, I would go with the Leupold 2.5-8x Mark 4 MR/T I have on another rifle. If that was out of my price range, the standard Leupold 2.5-8x VX 111 also has given good service. The Nightforce 2-10x compact deserves a look, and the Leupold 2-12x as well. Go back in the articles for a good review of the Leupold, might be the Nightforce as well, but I don't recall one.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

2 1/2 to 3 X....Dot reticle.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:49 AM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

Thanks for taking time to reply.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:41 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

I bought the same model and caliber last year. I went with a Leupold VX-III 1.5x5x20 with a German #4 reticle. It works for me. Dangerous game shots, especially in Africa where vlood means you pay the trophy fee regardless if you recover the animal, are taken between 20 and 65 yards. If you're baiting lion or leopard (in a country that mandates the IMO too large .375 for leopard), you'll be under 50 yards.

If plains game hunting with the H&H, just adjust the to where you know it's zeroed to 100 or 159 yards, or whatever you are comfortable with. It would be my plains game caliber of choice if I had a chance at an Eland.

If I DO get to hunt Africa and leopard is available, I will hunt in a country that allows a more appropriate caliber for the small thin-skinned leopard. A good bullet in a 30-06 would be my leopard caliber of choice. I'll also use the '06 on plains game except Eland.

My Africa hunting wants:
1. Cape Buffalo - I want the chance at a bull that looks at you like you owe him money
2. Kudu - I met a native African in a bar and he said Kudu is the best tasting critter on God's earth
2a. Eland - the Grey Ghost (Kudu) is elusive - Eland is a second choice
3. Leopard - I'd get the pictures and the thrill of the hunt but would have to sell the full mount to a rich guy - it would be my way of offsetting the safari expense.

Buffalo and Kudu meals would be my immediate award on Safari. The trackers would feed their family and village with the rest of the meat. The mounted horns and leopard pictures would be my trophies.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:34 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

Thanks for the suggestions and info fellas.

I purchased the Leupold VX-III, 3.5-10x40mm / Boone & Crockett reticle.

I spoke with the people at CZ and they recommended the CZ rings made
especially for the CZ 550 Safari .375 H&H which I purchased.

I p/u my .375 yesterday from my local FFL dealer. She looks great. Seem to be
very sturdy and well built. I have a few different types of ammo to try out.
Break in the barrel and make sure the iron sights are in line before mounting
the new scope.

Problem is, right now here in Las Vegas, NV we are experiencing some brutal heat for
the next 5-6 days. Temps up as high as 116*-118*. Even at 06:00 it's
already at 91*. Way too hot right now.

Thanks again.

MDslammer / Mark
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

Sounds like a good time to evaluate those loads for temperature sensitivity. No need to test me its out of my comfort range. Upper 60's here, raining, with thunder booming since sometime in the night. I hope it backs off enough for you to test it out soon.
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