Leupold VXR 2-7x33 vs VX6HD 1-6 for 375HH

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Question is do you want straight tube scope for plains game or something with a bigger objective? I'm currently scope hunting and considering a 1.6-8x42 by Kahles if I can find one. Also baby a 1.5-6x42. I'm an illuminated dot kinda guy and think that helps with fast target acquisition...
 

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Question is do you want straight tube scope for plains game or something with a bigger objective? I'm currently scope hunting and considering a 1.6-8x42 by Kahles if I can find one. Also baby a 1.5-6x42. I'm an illuminated dot kinda guy and think that helps with fast target acquisition...

I think the straight tubes are purchased for
1) cosmetics and sometimes weight
2) that's how very low magnification scopes are made for whatever reasons and those are your choices.

If you found a 1.5ish-8x42 that you are happy with the quality and weight, then that's just about perfect. You are going to get a lot more field of view at the higher powers which imo matters a lot. I always start at the lowest power but anything over 50-60 yards gets moved up to 5 or 6 power but you still want to be able to find them quickly
 

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Both of the OP's options are good choices.
I personally favor the VX-R 2-7. I put one on my son's rifle a few years ago. After the first season with it on his rifle I ended up buying a few more for myself to top my .270, .275 & .375. Being 4oz lighter helps with balance on the rifle and is significantly less stressful to the mount screws. So far I haven't had any hindrance by the bottom end FOV up close or the top end at distance.

As my second choice for my .375 is the Swarovski Z6i 1.7-10x42. It's heavier then the VX-R and I find the reticle a little hard to find in low light without the illumination on.
 

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