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There is another thread going on about a scope for a 375 H&H but my question is a little different.  I want a 30mm tube scope for my 375 H&H.  Anybody got suggestions say in the $500-$600 range give or take a little.  Something with a wide FOV and in the mid variable range, say a 2-7 range once again give or take a little.  3-9 might work but I really want more FOV than the 3X generally provides.  Just as an FYI, I currently have a B&L 4200 1.5-6 on it and have also used Leupold VXII 2-7 and a Vari X III 1.5-5 previously.  The B&L is amazingly clear and has held up well so far but I want a little more eye relief and came across a really good pair of quick detach rings that hold a 30mm tube so want to give that a try for a little while.
 
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   Might want to give this one a look: 
 
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That would fit my requirements.  I've never used one of those reticles but  I've heard they are great for close range.  They just seem strange to my eye since I'm use to a duplex.  Honestly, I'm a little concerned over Burris optics these days.  They haven't been very reliable for me and even with their warranty it's a pain to be sending scopes back to the shop.  Thanks for the input though and it's one that will go on the list to be considered!
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Not really a hunting designed scope but the new SS 1-4 due out soon would be a good "tough" scope.  Several reticle options will be availible and may fit the bill. 
 
Here is the thread, page 16ish is the new pictures of the new reticle designs, would be a good hunting scope IMO for shoots less than 350yds.
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Yeah, that SS would have the FOV and is a 30mm.  I believe I would like a little higher top power though and for sure dont' want exposed turrets on a hunting rifle.  It also probably will have a mil dot reticle and that's not needed on this setup and might be a problem in the brush but I've not used one for that so don't have any experience there.  Also, I'm one of the few I know, but I've not had good luck with the SS line so am leery of them at this point.  The scopes that I've had good luck with are the Leupold line (which I know a lot of people would disagree with), Zeiss, and currently the Vortex Viper line.  Burris, SS, Nikon have all given me too many fits to really be comfortable with.  They may all be better now but old habits are hard to break.
 
For this application I thought about a 3-9 Leupold European but am not crazy about the metric adjustments.  I'd love to get a Swaro or that level but the wallet frowns on that at the moment so I'm figuring it will be a Leupold, maybe a Bushnell or something along those lines.  Just not sure which way to lean and figured I could use other folks experience before taking the plunge.
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  "The scopes that I've had good luck with are the Leupold line (which I know a lot of people would disagree with),"
 
  Not really true here at all,Tulie.  Alot of us like Leupold. Myself,I try to buy for the situation needed.  It's just that over the yrs there have been scopes come along that are as good or better for less money than Leupold.  We at OT try to get the buyer the best bang for their buck.
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Yeah, I try to get the most I can for the setup as well.  I have seen a lot of talk about Leupold not being worth their price, having issues with canted reticles and other things but they have just worked very well for me.  Their CS is a major plus to me as well since I've had some issues with other companies CS and not been very pleased.  I've got a buddy who shoots long range F class and he and his other shooters tend to bad mouth Leupold a lot.  Course they all want Nightforce, S&B or other top end glass anyway so bashing the various Leupold scopes is a habit with them and sort of an ego boost I reckon.
 
The Burris that you suggested, do you have any hands-on experience with it?  If I could convince myself that Burris is making scopes that hold up these days it would be worth checking out.  That will take a lot of convincing though with my previous experience with them.  I had two Black Diamonds recently for long range rifles and got rid of the 8-32 almost immediately.  I just now am going to sell the 6-24 since I got a couple of Vortex to replace them with.  They just didn't fit my eye as well as the Vortex do and the Vortex Vipers are a bunch less expensive.  Maybe I will regret down the road but only time will tell. 
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  Sorry Tulie but I don't have experience with them.  I know they've been around a good while and have read good things about them.  If you'll check the other 375 H&H thread you'll see it was one of the scopes koshkin recommemded. PM him and I'm sure he will answer any of your questions about it.  He is well respected on quite a few forums for his experience and opinions on optics of all varieties. Here's his web site:
 
  I'm heading out but will check with you later.
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Thanks, that's a good idea.  I'll drop him a note and see what he thinks.  I've seen some of his posts here and he does dig into the specifics!
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