Model 70 in 375 scope

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Three 375 Rugers.
From the top:
20” with 1.1-4x24mm Kahles
23.5” with 1.5-8x42mm Schmidt & Bender
20” with Trijicon Credo HX 1-6x24

All first focal plane scopes. All work for me. The 1.5-8x42mm is definitely purpose for lower light shooting. It has a field of view wider than most lower powered 1” straight tubes. So it works close and as far as I need.

The Trijicon is just temporarily mounted. It is going on a 308 Winchester. This seems to be a good scope also. I am not sure what will be the scope for this rifle. Maybe a 1.5-6x42mm Kahles Helia C that I had on a 416 Ruger.

As stated prior my 375 H&Hs and equal length actions all have straight tubes. With the exception of a M70 300 WBY which has a Kahles Helia C 2.5-10x50mm.


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Hi Id, as you know I have/had a 1-6.3x25 on the Ruger No1 I have just sold to my buddy, excellent set up.View attachment 425529
Please may I seek your expertise upon another choice to be made? I had a Swarovski Z5, the one with the coloured turrets and the paralax adjustment on the left on my FX air rifle where the trajectory meant I used parallax and elevation frequently for varying shots out to 100m or so. Then my son-in-law acquired it to put on his 30-06 and my feeling is that the paralax is a bit wasted on that. So what i had im mind was to get him a Z3 4-12x50 for the 30-06 and get the Z5 back on the FX. My question is whether this all makes sense? He shoots 100 to about 400 metres.
Kevin, yep definitely recall your #1 set up. I liked !
I don’t have any real expertise, only my limited personal experiences.

Kevin, I have used 30mm tubes for so long that I am totally out of touch with 1” tube offerings. And of course, for all of us, our desires from a scope can differ.
I don’t know anything really about air guns, other than I want a moderately decent small caliber one. But, if that Z5 was working for you, I would certainly try and get it back.

I am not a 400 meter shooter, but I feel the Swarovski Z6 1.7-10x42mm would be sufficient as to power unless shooting very small critters.
I consider the Z6 1.7-10x42mm, non-illuminated, with the 2nd generation Plex reticle an all-around scope. It has a wide field of view and 10x is all the power that I need. It is basically my default scope choice for near and/or far. Plus in today’s inflated pricing it still seems a decent value. But, I am not a turret twister. But, I consider this scope a suitable comprise for any cartridge that I have through the 416’s. Definitely my default choice for standard 270, 30-06 types and the 300, 338 Winchester types.

As to 1” scopes, I have ordered a couple of Tract Optics, 2-10x42mm scopes. I am going to put them on 223 bolt action rifles. Some people rate these highly. I don’t have an opinion yet. They should arrive within 3 days. I was considering trying the Leupold HD-5, 2-10x42mm. Based on the 1-5x24mm HD-5 that I have the glass in the HD-5 and 6 are pretty dang good.

My most recent 30-06, a Ruger guide rifle with the brake machined off, is not scoped yet. It will probably get a 1.5-6x42mm or a straight tube of some sort. Some people like more X’s. If I were going to 400 meters with it, I would put a 10x on it.
 

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Did you use different ammunition for the two scopes or the same? I was considering a 300 gr Accubond for my 4.5-14 and a 300 grain soft point and solid combination for the 2.5x.

Remember that the human eye sees a maximum 7mm exit pupil so divide the objective by 7 and that is the highest magnification that you can use in the dark without sacrificing light transmission. 50÷7=7.14x
24÷7=3.42x
56÷7=8x
It all depends on what you're trying to do. See detail or get a quick sight picture...
I use the same 300grain Swift Aframes. But you definitely could go with a lighter bullet and faster load to extend it with the larger scope and I’ve considered it for sure.
 

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It's doable but takes some "imagination" with certain mounts/bases. Here's a Leup VX3 2.5-8 x 36 on my Winchester M70 Super Express 375 HH. I was able to mix and match for a dual dovetail set up.

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This is exactly the kind of set-up i am after for my 375 Alaskan. You wouldn't happen to know the mount/rings model numbers would you. I have to rely on on-line purchases for anything the least bit uncommon.
 

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I'm partial to the Z6 1-6, and I've got a Leupold 1.5-5 all with QD mounts for a backup.
 

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I put a Nikon Tactical 1-4x24 on my .375 and love it. It's the first scope I've ever used with a 1x setting and it sure is nice when getting on target in the woods.
 

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You guys have really got my wheels turning, going to go handle some of these in the next couple of weeks and make a decision before rifle season gets here.
 

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I highly recommend the leupy vx5hd 2-10 with QD mounts. I grew up with 3-9s and the transition was easy (other than the price)

I'm with Papabear55 on this one. I scoped my recent Whitworth 375 H&H acquisition with a VX5HD 2-10 Firedot Duplex in QR rings and mounts. Couldn't be happier.
 

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