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Was able to get a little range time this morning to get initial zeroing done with the 2-7x33 on the .375 Ruger.
 
1)  There were no issues with eye relief from the bench.  I gradually loosened my grip on the front of the stock round by round until it was simply resting on the front bag.  Although recoil would bounce it off the bag sometimes, it never got close to my eye, so I think there's some leeway to be in field positions without worrying about getting hit.
 
2)  I like the reticle (ballistic Firedot), just personal preference.  The X in the middle and the small surrounding circle are fairly thick and bold, very easy to see.  Not great for exactly finding the middle of a bullseye, but I think it will be good for finding the middle of a pig's neck in low light.
 
3)  The trigger (5 lbs, 4oz per gunsmith) starts to feel a little heavy at the end of a box of ammo, but is very crisp and easy to manage.  If I have to use the gun under adverse circumstances, I don't think I'll want a light trigger in there, so I'll probably keep it where it's at.
 
4)  50 yd groups tightened up to one hole.  I zeroed at 50, which gets me about 1/2" low at 25, 1/2" high at 100, back on at 125, then trailing down to a little over 3" low at 200.  Although it doesn't take advantage of the MPBR of the round, I think it's a very user-friendly trajectory for the distances most of my shots are around here.
 
5)  After getting and confirming zero at 50, I had just two rounds left for a 100 yd target.  More rounds at that distance will come at the next session.  The two I shot today landed where they were supposed to according to the ballistics calculator, just under 1/2" high.  Groups next time out will show what I and the rifle are able to consistently deliver.  Anything under 2" is fine with me.  If any precision guys are reading this, I understand that's a big group to you (and it is), but it's just fine for what I'm doing as long as it's consistent.  Then I'll see how well I can see the target at 200 and what kind of groups I can come up with.
 
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 Is there much variation in e/r between low X and high X on that scope?
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Will be patiently waiting for pictures.  Big Smile
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300S&W--  Yes and no.  The eye relief at 2x is incredibly flexible.  I can have my cheek way back on the stock and see fine, then move it what feels like 3-4 inches forward and see fine the whole way up.  If I'm way back on the stock at 2x and zoom it up to 7x, I lose about 80% of the picture and have to scoot forward a few inches.  If I'm up in a normal shooting position on 2x and then zoom to 7x, I can see fine with just a light black ring around the outside, or I can scoot up maybe 1/4" and get a full picture.  At 7x, eye position seemed pretty inflexible, but not problematic.

The eyebox in its entirety is great at 2x.  Given the potential use for the rifle/scope combo, I was pretty happy with it.  If you shoulder quickly or from an awkward position and don't have your head position/cheek weld just right, it doesn't matter.  As long as you're somewhere in the ballpark, you're going to see well enough.  I like that flexibility.

 
helo18--  A picture of the rifle/scope combo is posted under the scopes section on my original request for suggestions, but I can post it here as well if you like.  If there's any particular picture of something you want to see, let me know.  I can't do much with my current Romper Room camera, but I need to buy a decent one anyway.  I'll post 100yd group pix unless they're ugly and I don't want any witnesses. 
 
An additional comment:  I posted that the bolt was a little rough and easy to bind.  When unloaded, this has gotten better with work.  The range I went to this time to zero allows loading and feeding from the magazine, and the bolt was much smoother and easier to deal with when there was a round under spring pressure under it.
 
I probably won't shoot at a 100yds for at least a week or more.  I hate to sound like a candyass, but my whole left shoulder and upper chest area are visibly swollen and aching.  I don't want to get in a position of developing a subconscious flinch, so I'm going to let things get back to normal for a few days. 
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  E/R sounds good.
 
  Candyazz?  Mentally dealing with recoil is one thing but physical damage is another.  Never had a rifle do that to me but a LIGHT pump 12ga. did.  Might want to think about putting some padding in between the butt and your shoulder next time.  I mean shooting is suppose to be fun,right?  Bucky
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I agree.   

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