One could always go with quick detach mounts and have two scopes for one gun. I want to do this for my 375. I already have quick detach Warne rings on mine because I want to be able to remove the scope and use the sights, if necessary. If I knew I would be hunting plains game for a few days I'd just switch scopes. Talley and Warne are probably the top two and both return to zero.
Ya I've done a lot of shooting with a 4x ACOG out to 600 meters. The idea of running two scopes also sounds good too.
Originally Posted by lwaters
If I was going on a one rifle PG hunt in Africa I would take my Winchester Model 70 Safari Grade 375 Ruger with Zeiss Victory Diavari 2.5-10 x42 #4 in Warne Quick Detach. Loaded with 270gr North Fork SS loaded to 2800 fps with RL 17 with complete confidence.
I would even be happy to take my CZ550 American 9.3x62, Zeiss Victory Diavari 2.5-10 #4 in Warne Quick Detach. Loaded with the magnificent North Fork SS 250gr in Lapua cases loaded easily to 2700fps with RL 17. I would hunt the world with either of these.
I only use 300 gr in my 375 H&H. I bought the rifle simply because it is rated as the best all rounder out there for the last 100 years or so and that I will be using it on PG before upgrading to DG. I usually hunt in the northern parts of South Africa where the bush is thick and long shots are seldom taken but I hunted in the Kalahari this year and took a Gemsbuck at close to 200 meters with no problems! I'm not saying you must try hitting a springbuck at 300+ meters, but should you decide on one caliber on one bullet weight a lot of time on the range is necessary at different distances to learn the bullet drop. I use a Leupold 3x9x40 and feel it is sufficient for any situation for the type of hunting I'm doing now.