2-7 x 33 Redfield for .375H&H?
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04-23-2012, 03:20 PM #1
2-7 x 33 Redfield for .375H&H?
What do you guys think of putting a Redfield 2-7 x 33 Revolution series scope on a .375H&H?
Will it make it? Is it a good idea? Bad idea? Are Redfield made to handle the recoil of larger cartridges like the .375H&H, just like Leupold scopes can handle them?
Im a bit stuck with getting the right scope for my .375, cannot afford to get a Leupold it is out of my price range as I still need to fit it and get rings and base mounts etc Going on a hunt soon and budgeting for that too.
And yes I have looked for second hand Leupolds and others of quality that I know will handle the .375: they are either already sold, or the seller is selling it for 5$ less than what he bought it for ten years ago... Almost got a Lynx 1,75 - 5 for a very very good price but it never worked out.
Thanks in advance gentlemen,
04-23-2012, 03:26 PM #2
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I believe Leupold is marketing/making these Redfield Revolution scopes. I have had a lot of good luck with the Redfield Golden 5 star scopes in the past, and the fixed powers. I have not yet tried the Revolution scopes, but, feel that if Redfield was still the Redfield from years past, I would not be using Leupold scopes. I think that it would be a good scope for a 375. I am a big fan, just so you know."That which does not kill us makes us stronger" Friedrich Nietzsche // That which does not kill me, better run like hell" Scott Smith
04-23-2012, 04:02 PM #3
04-23-2012, 05:20 PM #4
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How is the light gathering if you are shooting near dark? Would be my only concern about 33 objective.
04-23-2012, 05:57 PM #5
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Can't speak for the new Redfields. I have one on my win model 70 feather weight. Got the gun used(never fired) in 96 with the scope on it. It has served me well. Used it last year in SA. Now the 06 isn't a .375 but I feel it is as good as my Leupold I use on my slug gun."Ignorance is curable, stupid is forever."
04-24-2012, 08:53 AM #6
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04-24-2012, 03:59 PM #7
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04-30-2012, 12:00 PM #9
Bought the Leupold VX1 3-9x40. Beautiful scope, quality, i'm happy. Fixed mounts: stud-ring type. Rings were lapped, scope fitted, and columnated free of charge. I had a spare set of rings so I used them. Will get QD Mounts later (if I had purchased the QD Mounts now it would have cut into my Wildebeest funding!). Later IF I need a scope of 1-4x magnitude I will purchase it, nothing is certain so I figured rather get a scope that can handle relatively close as well as relatively far ranges like a 3-9x. Im pretty happy, only that I wanted to get the QD mounts for events like BASA at least. Hope the 3x will suffice for BASA in the mean time!
Now I want to float the barrel as the left fore-end of the stock is touching(resting against) the barrel, otherwise I did the 'paper test' and the barrel is free floating after that point, so I figure its nothing to hard to do - a little sand paper and a coating afterwards...youtube is great! Then I must still drill pilot holes for the sling swivel holes in the stock, nothing too hard too. The embedding I will pay a gunsmith to do as well as getting it pillared(spelling).
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