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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14264269 11/08/19
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Older Zeiss Diavari 3-9x in double dovetail mounts (get rid of that windage rear.) I don't like the 20mm objective lens scopes for a gun that might get used in the dark timber, and the bold Zeiss reticles are a good match for my eyes.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: utah708] #14265267 11/08/19
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Thanks for all the suggestions. My buddy happen to have a Leupold 2.5x8 lying around, so traded him some ammo for it. Should work fine i'ma hope'in.
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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14265337 11/08/19
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Originally Posted by kenster99
Just picked this up recently,custom mauser in 375 H&H. Thinking maybe a 1.5x 5 Leupold, but also thinking something up to maybe 7 power? Probably shooting 235-250 grain bullets, and shots to 200 -300 yds.
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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14265656 11/08/19
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I do not think you will regret your choice! Nice rifle, I hope that it serves you well! memtb


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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14266085 11/08/19
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A fine choice on the scope. I'd still get rid of the scope mounts. Between the extension ring on the front and the windage rear, I cannot believe there would not be a more solid arrangement to be had.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: utah708] #14266808 11/09/19
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I need that scope back as far as I can get it. Never had rear windage mounts give me problems, but you have?
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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14279754 11/14/19
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Originally Posted by kenster99
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Not doing the picatinny thing, really want to keep it old school , but thanks. Think I might need to find a Leupold 1.5 x 5 . Original owner had a Burris Signature 2-6 on it, but kept the scope. Recoil not bad at all . We were shooting over the hood of my truck, with my down sleeping bag under it. Caught the bag on fire.!!

Chit can the windage adjustable mounts. Go with something like the leupold prw mounts and rings. They are a much stronger system.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: utah708] #14279765 11/14/19
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Originally Posted by utah708
Older Zeiss Diavari 3-9x in double dovetail mounts (get rid of that windage rear.) I don't like the 20mm objective lens scopes for a gun that might get used in the dark timber, and the bold Zeiss reticles are a good match for my eyes.

I agree totally, except id probably run a good ol conquest 3.5-10x44..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14279939 11/14/19
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Nice rifle and good choice on the scope. Mine wears the 1.75-6x Leupold in Talley detachable mounts. I have had several issues with Leupold windage adjustable mounts. I would go fixed Talleys unless you add iron sites then detachable. I have also had issues when the rings were directly over a lens element but it looks like that can't be avoided with the scope so far back. I think like Elmer Kieth did that the 375 is an excellent elk cartridge. I think of it as the 30-06 of Africa or the 30-06s bigger brother. They have similar trajectories and are universally useful cartridges.


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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14283048 11/15/19
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I am one of those who never had a problem with the Leupold/Redfield STD rings, for whatever reason. I suppose I am one of those "rare few", ha. I've even had hard kickers too, 416 Taylor, 416 Remington, 458 WM and 375 Weatherby. I like them. I never used bigger screws either, just stock. BUT, I do use Loctite on all screws from base up. I'm trying to decide right now what scope I'm going to put on a little Ruger 77 338 RCM. ha I've had great results ( on those hard kickers) with Weaver 1x3, Leupold 2.5 Ultralight, Leupold 2x7, 2.5x8. I once had a Ruger #1 in 458WM with a Bushnell Sportview 4x that was great. I also used a Bushnell Duck til Dawn 1.75x4x (or 4.5) on Marlin 45-70s with heavy loads. worked fine. It just doesn't seem right to me to put a $60 scope on a $700 rifle. ha I zero them and leave them alone, no dialing up and down.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14284910 11/16/19
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2-10. You’ll be covered if you find elk in brush or open.
Also target practice is little more fun when you can see your holes in the paper on 10x


All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14286776 11/17/19
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Nice looking rifle & scope combo good luck with it. I’ve had problems with that base/ ring set-up. Went dual dovetail on a 7mm& 3-9 Conquest for years with great success and good looks. These days I use the Talley lightweight one piece ad life is simpler. Easy mounting excellent alignment and fast dependable sighting in.

Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14287080 11/17/19
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What kind of problems have you guys had with the Windage Adjustable Rear? Once I have it set where I like it. I take each screw out, one at a time, Loctite it, and screw it back, hard. No problems...for me. ?

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[quote=Dre]2-10. You’ll be covered if you find elk in brush or open.

I used the Weaver 2-10 on several rifles way back. One was on my first 9.3x62 ( a rebarreled Mod 70 FWT) and it was perfect. I will have to locate one. I also really lked/used the Leupold VII 2x7. Very nice scope.

Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14298259 11/21/19
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Is your front objective bell resting on the base? That may cause issues if it is. The 2.5-8 is a good scope, but mounting is a trick on magnum length actions when using Redfield style mounts like yours.

Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: Jim_Knight] #14300523 11/21/19
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Jim, My 9.3 has a monarch 2.5-10x42 In Talley lows.

Last edited by Dre; 11/21/19.

All of them do something better than the 30-06, but none of them do everything as well.
Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: kenster99] #14310011 11/25/19
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I used a Sightron Compact 2-10 one year. It was too blurry to use on 10x. It was an OK scope for the 220 Swift I was using at the time as a walking varminter/deer/exotics rifle. Nothing shot over 80yds in Utah nor Texas, 55gr TB

Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: SuperCub] #14311948 11/25/19
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Originally Posted by SuperCub
A Leupold 2.5-8 is never a bad idea for most sporting rifles. If it had sights, I'd say the 1.5-5.

Very nice 375 mag BTW.


With a B&C reticle.

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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: claybreaker] #14326912 11/30/19
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1.75-6x32 or 2-7x. These are both light, so less momentum on the scopes on recoil to tear them apart prematurely.

This magnification range fits well with the trajecotry you’ll like produce with elk bullets in the 375H&H. My Win M-70 375H&H is scoped with a Leupold 1.75-6x32 which wprks well with the Barnes 250 TTSX at 2900 fps I use for PG, similar in size to bull elk.


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Re: help me scope my elk rifle [Re: Dre] #14326926 11/30/19
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Originally Posted by Dre
2-10. You’ll be covered if you find elk in brush or open.
Also target practice is little more fun when you can see your holes in the paper on 10x

I agree with you dre


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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