I have a 2.5x (pretty close to 1.8 I would imagine). At 25 yards on a standing or walking animal, I think its OK - full but OK. I've finished off a buck deer before who stood up again in a thicket 10 feet away from me --- total brown blur.
Like your cheek weld concern, personally, I think having 1 sight system is the way to go. If you are a scope person, take your chances with a 1x. If you prefer red dot or iron sights, know your limitations. Yes you could "plan" on removing your scope after the first shot, but its also very likely you could drop/stun a buffalo, make a quick reposition, and he stands up again right in front of you.
I will not go on a buffalo hunt until my daughter is grown, but I plan to only use Iron sights.
Believe the purpose of a 1x on the low end of a scope is that its the same FOV as your naked eye essentially. The 1-6 scope I have you can use with both eye open and it has a red dot circle reticle that is extremely fast on acquisition. I’m an old iron sights guy myself, but my scope at 1x is just as fast as I am to bringing the irons to bare.
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I have a Burris fast fire III on it.
With one barell I shoot at 100m in a 3 cm circle.
An Aimpoint is probably the best choice.
But it will disfigure any beautiful double rifle.
It looks like a frozen dog pile, I didn't want to do that to my Ferlach
As a long time USPSA/IPSC open class and 3-gun shooter, a red dot site is second nature! I'm very comfortable with open sites as years of competition in the same sports in limited class also, but as I age
the red dots improve my speed and accuracy in a game that is all speed and accuracy. DG in close is without a doubt a speed and accuracy game and for me on a double I'll use a red dot, they all have one except the newest one which hasn't made it to JJ yet!
Hi folks there have been a couple of threads recently discussing the possible combination of mounting a scope and a red dot sight. Some of this seems to have crossed over from the IPSC / "Practical shooting" world. Recently a UK based Youtube Fieldsports channel did some features on using an...
Hello, saw that you want the Jeffries brass. So you an either send a USPS money order or paypal i guess, which ever works for you is fine with me at this point. If you want to us Paypal use [redacted] friends and family and dont mention gun stuff at all or they will go bananas! LOL!
Hey Jim, I read that you’re from Dequincey and just returned from Africa. I’m from Lake Charles and went there in April. What outfitter did you use and would you share your experience and pics? I won our trip to Kuche through DU.
Hello! Nice rifle! I have IDENTICAL rifle in 375 H&H so i was wondering what gunsmith did the work on it? Appreciate it and if you decide there is anything you are willing to take in partial trade, let me know. I have quite a few pistols, long guns and sxs & o/u shotguns as well.
Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular.