My next project is a custom SSK barrel for my Encore (rifle) in .416 Taylor. I'm looking for opinions on moderate priced scopes that handle the recoil for such a whomper. For example, I'm looking into the Leupold Rifleman 2-7, possibly the Redfield 2-7 (heard bad things about them mounted on 45-70's), Weaver Classic V 1-3, Bushnell XLT 1.5-6.
I'm partial to Bushnell for cheaper scopes. My first moose was taken with a Bushnell that had a four wheeler rolled on it the day before. I've been a fan since. I would also love to mount an old El Paso Weaver 2.5x or 4x on it, but I've never put one of those on a heavy recoil rifle. Any scope for ~250 that hold up to .416 abuse? I plan on only using 300 grain bullets so it'll be comparable to a 375 H&H. No need for 400's on the interior bears. I'm especially interested in info on the old Weaver's, if they'll hold up to safari magnum recoil. Andrew.
Long live the Taylor!