Originally Posted by mdslammer
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.
MDslammer / Mark
The VXIII 3.5-10x40 is a pretty solid choice IMO. Because the H&H is more of an all around type cartridge, I think an all around type scope makes sense.
My CZ wears a Meopta Artemis 1.5-6x42 with #4A ranging reticle mounted in Warne QD rings.
I like it a lot, but it does have two shortcomings: The eye relief is a bit short. It's not a problem for offhand shooting, but requires one to pay attention from the bench. The other shortcoming also manifests itself mainly from the bench-- limited magnification. When doing load development, more magnification really helps. Being limited to 6X makes it difficult for me to shoot at small targets in the "round robin" fashion that I am used to.
I have another set of Warne QD rings waiting for a scope. I have hit upon the idea of moving my Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 w/RZ-1000 reticle to the CZ for load development, and possibly, field use in NA. While working on a load for the Hornady 300g SPBT, I discovered that the trajectory closely matched the RZ-1000 reticle all the way to 1000 yards. I am looking forward to playing with that once I settle on a final load.
I have also been working on some long range loads using some high bc bullets. If successful, I will have to step up to a scope with more internal adjustment.
When I take my CZ to Africa, however, it will be wearing the Meopta.