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Old 01-19-2022, 09:01 AM   #1
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So, I accidentally bought a 375 H&H on Gunbroker. Well, that' s my story anyway. So I bought a nice 1-4 Zeiss which will be great for close up buff. I feel like I could use this rifle for plains game too but would want more magnification.

What about this? Buy a second scope with more magnification then use Leupold two piece quick release base/rings for both scopes. Sight the low power in for say 50 yards and shoot 300 grain soft point/solids and sight the the higher power to be a few inches high at 100 and shoot lighter, say 220-260. I could use the 375 on Nilgai and Elk too.

Thoughts? AM I missing something?
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:05 AM   #2
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Leupold Vx-6 2-12x42 or vx5 2-10x42 problem solved
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:06 AM   #3
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I'd sell the 1-4 and buy a quality 1-8 or 1-10 to use for everything.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:10 AM   #4
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I'd sell the 1-4 and buy a quality 1-8 or 1-10 to use for everything.
Yup. I have a S&B Ethos? and it is a great all around scope for Africa.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:38 AM   #5
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Leupold Vx-6 2-12x42 or vx5 2-10x42 problem solved
Bingo! Came here to say the same

Firedot reticle is money on a gun like that.

Swaro Z8 2-16 is another very good option. Illuminated and on 2x it’s super fast. Then crank it up as needed for longer shots.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:46 AM   #6
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I’ve talking to a lot of guys who will be using their 375 just like you described. The one scope that most say is perfect is the Leupold vx-3i 2.5 x 8.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:49 AM   #7
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So, I accidentally bought a 375 H&H on Gunbroker.
Quote of the day...

I've been using a Leopold 2 x 8 on a 375 H&H for Nilgai that last of couple of years and its been very effective. The lightest rounds I could find were 275 grain bullets, which seems to work well. Keep in mind, the trajectory is almost identical to 30.06. No issues within 200 yards.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:50 AM   #8
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Iíve talking to a lot of guys who will be using their 375 just like you described. The one scope that most say is perfect is the Leupold vx-3i 2.5 x 8.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:52 AM   #9
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Sounds like I just need a different scope. Thanks for the input

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Old 01-19-2022, 10:25 AM   #10
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I've shot tons of stuff from dik dik to lion and a bunch of Cape buffalo
285 gr speer grand slams are the best bullet I ever found for it
retains about 90% weight retention
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:08 PM   #11
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I have a Leupold 3-9 on my 375 H&H. I figured that was the best of both worlds for my needs.

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Old 01-19-2022, 02:28 PM   #12
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I have used my 375 H&H with a 1 1/2 x 5 scope and have shot many plains game as well as steenbok and duiker. the scope is fine if you have it scoped in accurately
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Old 01-19-2022, 02:48 PM   #13
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I have one with a VX6 2x10 fire dot reticle. It’s a great setup for all African game. Fire dot saved me on a couple animals in super low light conditions.
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Old 01-19-2022, 04:23 PM   #14
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4x is plenty of magnification for 300 yds...especially for anything large enough to warrant a 375. I'd stick to one reliable/tough scope
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Old 01-19-2022, 06:19 PM   #15
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I ran a 2.5x8 leupold for a long time. I now have a 1.5x5 leupold. I want to go back to 2.5x8
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:08 PM   #16
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Trijicon accupoint 3-9x40
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:26 PM   #17
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I ran a 2.5x 10 VX3lr on mine, I wouldnít go less than 2x8 if it were me. 375 shooting 300 grain is well capable of 2-300 yards no problem.


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Old 01-19-2022, 07:35 PM   #18
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I too recently ended up with a 375H&H-- a beautiful LEFTY CZ550 Safari-- mine came with a VX3 1.5-5x20 in a set of Alaska Arms QD rings.

I am fully confident the scope would provide plenty of magnification and range to reach plains game.

HOWEVER-- I am not a fan of small OBJ LPVOs--- anything in the 20-24-28mm range really does limit light transmission during the twilight periods, especially if you have the magnification toward the high end. If you absolutely have to have 1-1.5x on the low end just make sure you do it with the trade off of shooting light in mind.

I believe a VX5HD 2-10x42 would provide great capability to that rifle up close and at distance on critters small and large.

I think the unlimited budget choice would be a Swaro Z6i or Z8i- illuminated reticle as mentioned above and with a lower bottom end but a great obj size in the 1.7-10x42 or the 1.7-13x42.
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:43 PM   #19
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I ran a 2.5x8 leupold for a long time. I now have a 1.5x5 leupold. I want to go back to 2.5x8
I have yet to fire the first shot out of that rifle. I found some 235gr Speer hot cores that are really suppose to perform well.
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Old 01-20-2022, 04:17 PM   #20
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I have yet to fire the first shot out of that rifle. I found some 235gr Speer hot cores that are really suppose to perform well.
I am loading the Barnes 300 gr TSX and they are very accurate in my rifle.

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Old 01-21-2022, 05:08 PM   #21
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Well, I will sell the Zeiss 1-4x24 scope I just bought and install the scope I just bought - Leupold vx5 2-10x42 on a set of quick detach Leupold bases and rings. Thanks for all the help. Now to find some bullets!
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Old 01-21-2022, 05:42 PM   #22
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Have the 2-10 on mine and itís money.
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