But of course if you feel that you will do better with open sights, then use detachable mounts :)
But in my opinion you need ghost rings to be faster than with a 1.25x or someone trained with a 3x.
i've got the schmidt&bender zenith 1,1-4x24 and it works perfectly on PG and DG.Schmidt and bender scopes are top quality but expensive.
Well the only scopes I have on my 375 are the old Leupold VX-7 1.5x6 on my 375 RUM, and the VX-6 1x6 on my 375 ruger great scopes.
If I could buy today:
TR20 - Trijicon, Inc.
VX-6 2-12x42mm CDS Illuminated Reticle (includes metric) · Leupold
VX?R 3-9x40mm CDS (30mm) · Leupold
Funny....I had the same question a few months back. I went with a Leupold 1.5-5 with a heavy duplex reticle on my 375. I used Warne QR mounts in case I wanted to run two different scopes. I think I'm fine out to 200 with what I've got now. This gun would primarily be a DGR. I think if you plan on taking dangerous game you really need the low power option. That's my 2 cents.
Meat78, The S&B scope will do you just fine but if you thinking to go that way then you should also look at the ultimate solution > Swarovski Z6i 1-6x24 SR > Swarovski Z6i SR Scope - Swarovski Z6i SR Riflescope - EuroOptic.com
Swarovski makes great scopes. So do Zeiss.
High quality scopes are expensive, but well worth the money in my opinion.
I have some guns with other brands of scopes, but I have German made Zeiss on the 3 of my rifles and I will only continue to buy Zeiss scopes(not the Conquest line) when I buy new scopes.
After using Zeiss or Swarovski you get spoiled :)
I use Swarovski on everything. I do have a Leupold/Barrett BORS combo because that is the way it came, but the optics aren't close to the Swarovski.
I even put a Z3 on my son's .22 for our first trip to Africa. Our PH said he'd never seen a Swarovski on a .22 before, but my son made a fantastic shot a some kind of rabbit in very low light at about 80 yards with it, and it all made sense.
Zeiss (not the cheap stuff made for the US price point), Leica, Swarovski all make excellent glass. For me, life is easy. If I need a rifle scope, the answer is Z6i, the only question is what power and what reticle. For plains game or leopard, I chose 1.7-10, for dangerous game, the 1-6.
Cheap or decent glass works fine at high noon. High noon is usually siesta time: I shoot way more game at dusk than at high noon. If it costs me an extra $2000 for a Z6i and it means I can shoot for 30 minutes after sunset rather than 20 minutes after sunset, how long does it take to pay for itself given the cost of a day in Africa and the fact that an extra ten minutes at dusk increases my productive shooting time by at least 25%? I figure it pays for itself on the first 2 week trip and then I'm money ahead for the rest of my life.
I was wondering if you we're going to chime in Bert! lol
You can't shoot, what you can't see.
I have a 2-7x Leupold on my .375 RUM that I've used on two South African and one Zimbabwe hunts. I had no problems on shots from 30 to 348 yds, including a Vaal Rhebok at 200+ yds from a prone position.
Keep it set on a low setting, and practice, practice, practice with it before your trip.
why not get rid of scopes and just use the perfectly good iron sights that have been on the barrel for a few years....AHHHH you lot that side of the water like smooth barrels .... ok just having a laugh ......