Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by TOBY458, Sep 28, 2017.
Here's mine Ruger Alaskan in 375 Ruger/ Leupold 1.5 x 5
Beautiful rifles and excellent trophies.
Thank you Witold Having a hard time deciding on the optics, so I have been practising with open sights. Shoots very well actually, but thinking about a Swarozski 1-6 or 1-8. Then I can use it for Moose hunts in Norway and DG and PG in Africa
I've got the 1-8 on my 375 and the 1-6 EE on my 404. The 1-8 has a finer reticle that I think suits the 375's role as a versatile rifle. The 1-6's reticle is more coarse and I think it is better for a dedicated dangerous game rifle, although it did not handicap me at all in making shots out to about 140 yards. The EE version with about 1 inch more eye relief than standard is not currently being made but is still available new old stock and to me it is worth looking for if going on a heavy caliber gun.
Bert the Turtle, that looks to be a nice buff that you took with your 404. Have you posted a hunt report and photos yet? What bullet did you use?
400g TSX for the first shot, solids thereafter. Brief version: It was hit very hard with the first shot, went maybe 40 yards and stopped. Hit with the second shot and was down in about 20 yards. A third shot in the top of the spine to seal the deal.
He was a good buffalo, 38-39". As it was getting close to the end of the season I was able to get a decent deal on a second buffalo and got one I like even more.
I can vouch for the 1-6 EE as well. Excellent scope for a heavy recoiling rifle, and I'm still able to print 1 moa groups with it off sticks at 200 yds if I do my part.
I have no immediate plans to hunt buffalo; alas, it will likely be far in the future. That doesn't keep me from thinking I need a buffalo rifle, however. You guys aren't helping!
This is my buffalo rifle. Anderson Wheeler .500 NE. Very accurate tool
This is my rifle for buffalo. Heym 88 Safari .470 NE. It is very accurate does not have a heavy recoil.
Seems like all I have to do is decide how versatile the rifle will be I have to admit that I have looked mostly at the 1-6. I will only use it for moose her in Norway and teh 1-6 should do very well for that. I will probably be hunting most PG with a lighter rifle and I`m not a long range shooter. Like getting close
That is one fancy looking CZ! Are the leaf sights custom made?
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