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    Posted: May/04/2008 at 22:39
Can anyone recommend a good scope for a  Browning A-bolt 375 H&H, mounts also??
I was looking at the Bushnell 4200 3 x 9, is there that much difference between the 4200 and 3200??  Price is an object, I don't want to spend more than $300 on the scope.
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Get the 4200, it is noticeably better than the 3200.  They are going for $250 on SWFA.com right now, that is a fantastic deal for that scope.  It is a great scope, I love mine. 
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I would go for the 4200 if choosing between it and the 3200.Its a heck of a scope and one of the best deals out there .Personally thou  if i was scoping a kicker like you have there i would opt for something with a little more eye relief.As for mounts  talley light weights or warne .

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Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good scope for a  Browning A-bolt 375 H&H, mounts also??
I was looking at the Bushnell 4200 3 x 9, is there that much difference between the 4200 and 3200??  Price is an object, I don't want to spend more than $300 on the scope.
.................At $300 or less, your best buy will be the 3x9 Elite 4200! It is noticably better than the 3200...............However! IF you plan on using your 375 for hunting N/A dangerous game; big bears, bison or dangerous African game, a 3x9 variable would not be my 1st choice for a 375. Otherwise, the 3x9 is a good variable for your 375!.............If dangerous game is on your agenda, then you should strongly consider a straight tubed, lower powered variable with a wider FOV and a scope capable of both eyes open, fast to target acquisition aiming on the lower power. There is only one scope that I know of  below the $300 price point and many that are above.............Below $300 is the Weaver V3 1x3! A great little scope for the money! Adequate for deer sized game out to 300 yards set at the 3x. Set on 1x its FOV is 87' @100 yds and it is extremely fast to the target while keeping both eyes open. This scope will also handle any recoil the 375 can give it!.....................After my Howa M1500 375 Ruger arrives in Sept., I`ll be mounting my 1.5-5x20 Leupy VX3 w/ the German #4 on it!........If you`re going to be hunting  dangerous game, you should reconsider and spend another $100 to $150, or go with the V3 1-3x20!
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As for rings and bases, the Warne bases with the "quick detachable" rings are fine!.....And BTW, the V3 Weaver`s eye relief is 3.5" on the 3x and 4" on the 1x. NOT the 3.12" listed. My Leupy VX3 has more eye relief........Although, I have used my formerly owned 3x9 4200 on a 375 with no scope whacking problems!   
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i agree with squeezer here, why the 3x9???
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Ditto Big Squeeze and Pyro.  If the game is large enough and dangerous enough to warrant a .375, you need to drop down to the lower scope powers.  Otherwise, you are likely to see the classic "eyefull of fur" (or hide) when things get hairy.
 
Incidentally, the Leupold Quick Release mounts also work just fine!
 
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I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..
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On the recommendation of all these guys for going with a lower power, check this one out.
http://www.swfa.com/pc-13201-185-new-bushnell-125-4x24-elite-4200-rifle-scope.aspx
http://bushnell.com/general/riflescopes_elite4200_42-1424m.cfm


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Originally posted by Longhunter Longhunter wrote:

Ditto Big Squeeze and Pyro.  If the game is large enough and dangerous enough to warrant a .375, you need to drop down to the lower scope powers.  Otherwise, you are likely to see the classic "eyefull of fur" (or hide) when things get hairy.
 
Incidentally, the Leupold Quick Release mounts also work just fine!
 
 
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Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..
........................Well!...................Opinions are all well and good. But the real question is; what are the best variable powers for a 375?...........In any guided dangerous game hunting situation, from the big bears to bison, the capped buffs etc., your realistic shooting distances will average less than 200 yards!!........While not the flattest shooting, but with lighter bullets, the 375 H&H and the 375 Ruger, are also good longer range elk,  moose and plains game calibers out to maybe about 400 yards if needed. Still, a 3x9, especially on the higher powers is simply not needed. 4x or 5x on the top end is sufficient.............Still! Any dangerous game rifle IMO, should necessitate fast handling, the best possible speed in acquiring a target and speed for quick follow up shots if needed. For the brain to get a quick signal, you need a scope that is capable for speed during the acquisition and aiming process........... All conventional 3x9`s (with the exception of the Trijicon Accupoint, well over your budget), simply do not qualify in this vital area. A split second can mean the difference between life and death, especially in closer quarters!..... Though the odds are highly unlikely, any opinions or personal experiences (bad advice) from somenone else, can either disable, mame or cost you your life! I wouldn`t take any chances, even if if the odds were one in a million in my favor!!!.............Your Browning H&H with a 24" to 26" barrel, is not what I would call quick handling to begin with. Don`t put a 3x9 on there, which would not only weigh it down more, but also increase the time to the target and also increase the time for follow up shots as well!!!!!!!!!....Spend a few more bucks and get a lower power, straight tubed variable. ANY good, well experienced PH, will tell you the same!.........................
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..
........................Well!...................Opinions are all well and good. But the real question is; what are the best variable powers for a 375?...........In any guided dangerous game hunting situation, from the big bears to bison, the capped buffs etc., your realistic shooting distances will average less than 200 yards!!........While not the flattest shooting, but with lighter bullets, the 375 H&H and the 375 Ruger, are also good longer range elk,  moose and plains game calibers out to maybe about 400 yards if needed. Still, a 3x9, especially on the higher powers is simply not needed. 4x or 5x on the top end is sufficient.............Still! Any dangerous game rifle IMO, should necessitate fast handling, the best possible speed in acquiring a target and speed for quick follow up shots if needed. For the brain to get a quick signal, you need a scope that is capable for speed during the acquisition and aiming process........... All conventional 3x9`s (with the exception of the Trijicon Accupoint, well over your budget), simply do not qualify in this vital area. A split second can mean the difference between life and death, especially in closer quarters!..... Though the odds are highly unlikely, any opinions or personal experiences (bad advice) from somenone else, can either disable, mame or cost you your life! I wouldn`t take any chances, even if if the odds were one in a million in my favor!!!.............Your Browning H&H with a 24" to 26" barrel, is not what I would call quick handling to begin with. Don`t put a 3x9 on there, which would not only weigh it down more, but also increase the time to the target and also increase the time for follow up shots as well!!!!!!!!!....Spend a few more bucks and get a lower power, straight tubed variable. ANY good, well experienced PH, will tell you the same!.........................
 
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You sold me on the lower power. 
 
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.................Excellent.............Very good!............Consider the Weaver V3 1-3x20,,,,the Sightron lower powered straight tubed variable.......the straight tubed Leupolds,,,,,,,same in the 4200.............One of the reasons I chose the Leupy VX3 1.5-5x20 with a German #4 reticle is because I consider the German #4, to be one of the best reticles for quick targeting and general all around hunting. With the exception of Trijicon Accupoints (no batteries needed), I`m not too keen with illuminated reticles............I would own the Trijy 1.25-4x24 right now if it weren`t for the lack of tube mounting length. IMO, offsetting scope rings are just plain ugly!!
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Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20. I had one on my .375 for a time and it is an excellent choice. It is very forgiving on eye position and has enough magnification for any longer shot that gun is capable of.
I use Talley QD's. I think they are more solid than the Warne's and look better. I also have Warne's and they will save you a little money and work fine, too.
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I Have a Browning A bolt 375h&h, I've kind of split the difference between high & low powered variables, I mounted a leupold 1.75-6x32 vxIII, but I do agree with squeezer and i'd lean way toward the lower powered variable.
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Well, it all depends on what he is going to be hunting.  If he's building a dangerous game rifle, the lower powers make sense.  But if he wants an elk hunting rifle, a 3X9 would be fine.  Everyone just assumed he was going after cape buffalo!!       Bandito  ( these damn gringos!!)  Bucky                --Ed     

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Right you are on that Ed and the 4200 is an excellent scope well within his price range.
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Well, it all depends on what he is going to be hunting.  If he's building a dangerous game rifle, the lower powers make sense.  But if he wants an elk hunting rifle, a 3X9 would be fine.  Everyone just assumed he was going after cape buffalo!!       Bandito  ( these damn gringos!!)  Bucky                --Ed     

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Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..

This guy also suggests that there is not enough eye relief on his Leupold VX III 1-6X32 at 6 power.   Hard to believe.
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Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..

This guy also suggests that there is not enough eye relief on his Leupold VX III 1-6X32 at 6 power.   Hard to believe.
........................Not enough eye relief with that scope on 6x? This guy is not only on glue;Horse%20Poopoooops, sorry Ed,,,,but he needs to re-arrange his (stock crawlin)shooting position!!!
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Originally posted by hidoa hidoa wrote:

I got the idea of the 3-9x40 from here.
 
Also, this gentleman told me he would go for a 3-9x40..

This guy also suggests that there is not enough eye relief on his Leupold VX III 1-6X32 at 6 power.   Hard to believe.
 
ACTUALLY,  there IS less eye relief at 6X on that particular scope! That is one of the reasons I like that particular Leupold (  Mouth%20Taped%20Shut  !!!!) !!  Well, there is less eye relief with most scopes at the higher powers as we all know---but FOR A LEUPOLD scope--that is ALMOST getting NORMAL----3.7 inches at 6X!!  In my case,  I have to shove Leupold scopes halfway down the barrel so I can see through them....but that nifty 1.75X6 is a neat scope..I could actually mount it and LEAVE it at 6X and be able to mount it over the bolt somewhere!!Big%20Grin
 
.....I guess he was talking about mounting it on a 375......well, there are plenty of Leupold scopes out there with eye relief of about a TWO DAY RIDE BY HORSE. 
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