Scope & Reflex sight

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In IPSC matches they are quoting, in PCC division people are shooting 9mm. As mentioned before 3-gun is 5.56. Very low recoiling rounds.

With no cheek weld I think you are looking for some hurt on a .375 H&H. But, try it and see. ;)

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I agree. Furthermore, I just don't see how anyone finds that sight in a high stress situation like a charge. Rifle comes up, no cheek weld of any type, and precious tenths of a second are lost trying to locate the sight rather than instantly and instinctively engaging the target.

Just set the scope on 1x and turn on the dot. You will be much better prepared for a close encounter.
 

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In IPSC matches they are quoting, in PCC division people are shooting 9mm. As mentioned before 3-gun is 5.56. Very low recoiling rounds.

With no cheek weld I think you are looking for some hurt on a .375 H&H. But, try it and see. ;)

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I don't know if I would be that brave! I was hoping to find someone else that had tried
 

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I'm quite interested in the scope and red dot option but I think a red dot and low powered variable are pointless.

If you think you will need to shoot quickly, walk around with the scope on lowest zoom. If you need more zoom, you almost certainly have time to wind the scope up.

Where I think a red dot and a scope might be useful is if you have a fixed scope or a zoom with a relatively high lowest mag setting.

I am wondering about using a red dot on my 8x56 I use for low light / pigs at night work for example as the 8x is not great if you jump something on the way into or out of your highseat.

In IPSC matches they are quoting, in PCC division people are shooting 9mm. As mentioned before 3-gun is 5.56. Very low recoiling rounds.

With no cheek weld I think you are looking for some hurt on a .375 H&H. But, try it and see. ;)

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I would not do the above.

He has the red dot in the 12 o'clock position on the rifle and has to lift his head to use it. - I would be tempted to have the red dot at the 9 o'clock position so you could shut your right eye, use the left through the red dot, and keep your cheek weld intact (for a right handed shooter that is).

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This might work

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Keeps your Elevation and Windage correct for your red dot....
 

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This might work

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Keeps your Elevation and Windage correct for your red dot....
He has an illuminated variable scope that does 1x. He is fine. These various add ons are at best redundant and worst actually dangerous.
 

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He has an illuminated variable scope that does 1x. He is fine. These various add ons are at best redundant and worst actually dangerous.
I agree, for that gentleman I would recommend something rather different
 

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Given we have been talking about red dot and scope combos I thought I would have a little experiment: will keep you posted.

 

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Following my last post, I wanted to update you on my progress, or should I say none progress made with the Iron sights, I approach a few gunsmiths. After being palmed off or redirected I ended up corresponding with an experienced gunsmith in the UK, the problem would be having to export the rile to the UK and the associated cost for a specialized courier was very high. I did a bit of ready up and came across hunters who have adopted a two sight approach for driven hunts in Europe. They top their primary optic with a red dot or reflex sight. The two scope approach allows the hunter to be prepared for all scenarios. If their allocated stand was in thick woodland and quick target acquisition would be required, they could use the reflex sight, or if their position was open terrain, they could revert to their primary scope. I thought this solution could work well for a DG game hunting. You do need to adjust your cheek wield upwards on the stock to use the reflex sight effectively. Has Anyone tried this before?

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Nice oryx head you have there
 

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Following my last post, I wanted to update you on my progress, or should I say none progress made with the Iron sights, I approach a few gunsmiths. After being palmed off or redirected I ended up corresponding with an experienced gunsmith in the UK, the problem would be having to export the rile to the UK and the associated cost for a specialized courier was very high. I did a bit of ready up and came across hunters who have adopted a two sight approach for driven hunts in Europe. They top their primary optic with a red dot or reflex sight. The two scope approach allows the hunter to be prepared for all scenarios. If their allocated stand was in thick woodland and quick target acquisition would be required, they could use the reflex sight, or if their position was open terrain, they could revert to their primary scope. I thought this solution could work well for a DG game hunting. You do need to adjust your cheek wield upwards on the stock to use the reflex sight effectively. Has Anyone tried this before?

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Can I ask which gunsmith in the UK you found to do the work?
 

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@Gareth , if you want to get the 375 to the U.K. economically. Get a N.I. Visitors permit And a European Firearms Pass. Take it to a RFD in Norn Ireland. He can then post it to the mainland as they call it. Work is done, posted back. You collect or get it couriered to you.
I’ve seen this done plenty of times, it works.
 

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