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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfoot View Post
    Appreciate your honesty. You worked hard for your money and decided to buy a rifle/scope. By all means, get what YOU want. Capitalism unlike socialism allows "free thinkers" to exercise their free will. Go for it!
    Some of us, however, "been there and done that" and have anecdotal information gleaned from personal experience. If I read it correctly, you want to "scope" a specialized caliber with a generalist scope. Some of us advocate to "scope" a specialized caliber with a specialized scope. That is the gist of the discussion. It is a "free" country (let's hope it continues to be) do what you wish!

    Regarding the Z3. It is not the reticle you should worry about after hard 375 use. And yes, the warranty will come in handy!
    If my funds were unlimited, I would get two scopes with QR, one with a low end of 1.5, the other more general. As it is, yes, I guess that's the crux of it--and I recognize that I'm going against collective wisdom and there may be a price to pay for that. For better or worse I have a longstanding habit of going against collective wisdom--even with appreciation for those who share it with me. We'll see...

    Meanwhile, there's a Swaro Z6 1.7-10x on the SWFA sample list I've been eyeing. I think that'll have to wait until next year, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forager View Post
    Meanwhile, there's a Swaro Z6 1.7-10x on the SWFA sample list I've been eyeing. I think that'll have to wait until next year, though.

    My Kodiak,,,,,

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    [QUOTE=stid2677;1661907]My Kodiak,,,,,
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    Nice! What's the stock, McMillan? Mind if I ask which optic is on it?

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    My Kodiak,,,,,
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    Nice! What's the stock, McMillan? Mind if I ask which optic is on it?
    The stock is a McMillian and the scope is a Swarovski Z6i 1-6x24.
    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forager View Post
    Right, understood—but would you scope an ‘06 similarly? Or another caliber being used similarly?
    Most of my guns are scoped that way with the exception of a 7mag and a 300mag (both wearing 3x9's). Just right for the terrain I mostly hunt, with 5x at the high end plenty for shots out to 400 and the open view on the low end perfect for our typical close stuff. I walk around with the rifles on 1.5, and only crank higher if I decide I need to take a long shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forager View Post
    My sentiments exactly.
    From what you've been telling us, that's your guess. Gotta try the pants on to have any view of how they fit.

    Never shot a bear that close and don't plan to. But something like half of all my deer, 2 moose and 1 elk have been inside 20'. And one notable deer was on the run broadside at about 10' when I blew the top of it's head off. You bet your hiney I used the scope.
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    BrownBear,

    I have to ask. Do you sit in stands or blinds or are you just that good at stalking? The only animal I've ever shot at under 20' with the first shot was a cow caribou with a bow. The other 50 or so (moose, sheep, caribou, bears, and deer) have been between 70 yards and... a lot further. The majority between 200-300 yards. The areas that I hunt don't allow for stalking closer, that or I just suck at it and have made up for it with good shooting.

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    I've tangled with some bears at almost touching distance. That will happen when you go into the brush after them. Have had deer crash through the brush and nearly run into me. Been surounded by elk. Charged a couple times by moose. Last fall I walked up on a black bear about 10' away. I knew something was there and suspected a bear. My dog was on high alert and almost pointing it like a bird dog. I drew the Redhawk and approached slowly. Finally could see the ears and nothing else. A couple more steps and then the eyes. When the bear spotted me it let out a loud whoose and bolted off. It had been focused on the dog.
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