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Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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Unread 06-29-2013, 05:46 PM
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Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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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.
I grew up here and living in the heat has been part of it. But now that I'm older (61) I really loath the extreme heat.

Will wait until it passes and gets back to the normal temps around 106-110.
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    I helped my grandmother irrigate in the San Joaquin Valley, I remember a stretch when the lowest high temperature was 113. I've been on a couple of Antelope hunts in Nevada, that were on the warm side. We do adapt, but thank goodness for AC.
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    Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

    Meopta Artemis 2000 2-8x42mm with 4B reticle.
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    Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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    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
    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.
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    Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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    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.


    benchracer,
    Thanks for taking time to give me your perspective and info. Glad to hear my choice was OK for my .375 H&H.
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    Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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    benchracer,
    Thanks for taking time to give me your perspective and info. Glad to hear my choice was OK for my .375 H&H.
    I hope that my feedback was useful to you. I am always interested to hear from others shooting .375's, but especially the H&H and even more so in a CZ 550/BRNO 602 type action.

    I hope that you will provide updates on your progress with your rifle from time to time.
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    Re: Scope Info for my .375 H&H

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    I hope that my feedback was useful to you. I am always interested to hear from others shooting .375's, but especially the H&H and even more so in a CZ 550/BRNO 602 type action.

    I hope that you will provide updates on your progress with your rifle from time to time.
    I don't know how much I can add to this already knowledgeable forum, but for
    what it's worth, I certainly will.

    Lapping the CZ rings now and then will mount my scope. I hope for cooler
    weather next week so I can get out to break in the barrel and zero my scope.

    Thanks again.

    MDslammer.
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