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Looking for a scope to mount on my Winchester 70 in .375 H&H.  The wife and I were planning a trip to South Africa but the birth of our daughter last year has delayed those plans.  I'm still getting the rifle set up. 

 

The scopes I'm considering are the Leupold VXIII 1.75-6, Burris Euro Diamond 1.5-6, Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6, and the Burris Signature Select 1.5-6 is a possibility as well.  I'm getting frustrated because I have not been able to find either one of the Burris scopes locally to actually look through.  I've looked at the Leupold while it is nice it seemed that the eye relief varied through the zoom range and at the upper end it was very paarticular on eye placement.  I've also looked at the Nikon, I found the eye relief more forgiving but I'm wondering if it will stand up to the recoil and abuse of the trip and the hunt in SA.

 

Thanks in advance for any input and opinions

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All four are good choices.  THey are in pretty different price rangs though, so I am not sure what is improtant for you.  Burris SIgnature Select 1.5-6x40 probably offers the most for the money out of the ones you listed.

Burris makes another scope that is designed for heavy kickers and has long and flexible eye relief.

You may want to consider Burris SIgnature Safari 1.75-5x32

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Any of these will work. For dangerous game you want a very low power and I would probably throw a Burris 1x and spare rings in my suitcase in case the other scope breaks. Naturally the larger the objective the more light it lets in at a higher power so I really like the Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6x42 which is an awesome scope with 120 MOA of internal adjustment and is very brigh

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The Burris Signature Select 1.5-6x40 is an absolutely wonderful scope, with a reticle that is one of the best I've seen.  The only drawback is its weight, which is about 17 ounces.  Other than that, it's one of the finest scopes I've run across.

 

 

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Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

The Burris Signature Select 1.5-6x40 is an absolutely wonderful scope, with a reticle that is one of the best I've seen.  The only drawback is its weight, which is about 17 ounces.  Other than that, it's one of the finest scopes I've run across.

 

 

 

Is the reticle on that Burris a Taper Plex?  By the way, what is the difference between the Burris Taper Plex, Plex and Fine Plex?

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Don't know how much you want to spend. I recently went through this myself for a Ruger 375 H&H. I ended up with a Nightforce. They make a couple of lower powered hunting scopes with some good reticle choices, outstanding glass, and are rugged as anything you can buy. They are heavy (17 oz.) but that wasn't a big issue for me considering all the plusses. I had 30 days to return it if I didn't like it so I had a lot of opportunity to look through it under different light. I kept it. Make sure you consider mount length. I did not want offset rings so that was a factor. I don't know what game you are after but don't forget a 375 can reach way out there on plains game. If I was intentionally going after something in the thick stuff that likes to take revenge after being shot (or if I found myself in that situation) I would pull the scope and go with open sights. With a good mount it is not that big a deal to get back on zero. Shoot with both eyes open no matter what you end up with, cycle that bolt on your shoulder, and regain your sight picture. A lot of those animals don't know they are dead after a good first shot.
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