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Howdy, I'm new here and have a few questions. I'll start by asking a reccomendation for a scope for a Remington 700 Classic in .375 H&H. I want a scope with a gloss finish, either a fixed 2.5x to 4x, or a low powered variable. I want to have plenty of eye relief as I think this one is gonna kick. I also need to keep the cost down as much as possible.

 

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how about a leupold VXIII, or used VARI-x III off the sample list, in 1.75-6??? that would be my pick.

 

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I'm finding some glowing reports of using the current Weaver K2.5 on heavy rifles.

 

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i dont like weaver, and a few people have the same opinions.

 

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Your right on track with the Weaver.  It fits all your criteria (low power fixed, gloss, low cost).
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I have a weaver K2.5 on an 8mm Mauser and I like it very much.  I generally stay away from high magnification and 2.5x scope generally allows me to comfortably hit an 8" plate at 300-400yards.  Since I have no intention of ever taking a field shot of more than 200yds (other than varmints I suppose), I am comfortable with 2.5x magnification. 

 

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Thanks, I have yet to see anything negative about the new Weaver K series scopes. And have found reports from a few folks using them on 375, 416, and 458 rifles.

 

I think I'll mount a higher magnification variable for a while, to see how it shoots and work up a good load. Then I'll mount a K2.5 permanently.

 

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How about a vx-II 2-7 lots of relief, great magnification range, low price. I personally would stay away from the weaver scopes, the old ones were well built and good optics the newer ones are so-so and if you get an old one and it breaks, then what? i have a vx-II 3-9x40 on my 375 and a vx-1 2-7x 40 on my 458 and 416 great scopes with close to a 1000 rounds on each and no problems yet. if you have to get a fixed power get the leupold 2.5, the main concern on guns in 375 class and bigger are the mounts and wheather or not your scope will fit most are too short.
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I was under the impression that current production K2.5 and K4 have a pretty good reputation for ruggedness along with Grand Slam scopes.  I've heard of V-series scopes failing under recoil, but not K-series.

 

K2.5 is certainly long enough for a magnum action as it has no front objective bell.  Leupold's 2.5x20 scope is quite compact and is shorter than the Weaver by about 1.5" 

 

IMO, either scope would do just fine.  Weaver is cheaper and probably a little brighter due to being fully multicoated vs Leupold's MgF coatings.  However, Leupold has a longer eye relief which is pretty important on a hard-kicking rifle.

 

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Warhawk, I prefer the low power scopes with the straight tube rather than the objective on the end of the scope.  I thought they worked better because there is a greater ring mounting surface.  I used to shoot a .375 for years and my favorite scope for that rifle was the now discontinued Bausch & Lomb 1.5-6 (now made under the Bushnell name but has a 36 mm objective).  Loved it down on 1.5 for going through the bushes and then for that open shot, cranked it up to 6.  Another PERFECT scope would be the Leupold 1.5-5 in Vari X III.  
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It's going to boil down to $$. If I can swing it after Christmas, I'll get a Burris or Leupold low power variable.

If money is real tight I'll go with the Weaver K2.5 and upgrade later, if I need to.

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