I need help in choosing the right scope, and ring/mount combo for my Kimber Talkeetna rifle (375 H&H).
I think I know what I want, but wanted to bounce it off a few of you before I made the final decision.
I am thinking about going with the Leupold VX-2, 4-12x50. I know I know, it seems crazy to put a high power scope on a 375 H&H, but here is my thinking.
I would primarily only hunt moose with this gun. Most if not all of my moose are called in and shot inside of 100 yards. I really like having the scope power to do a final brow tine count just before pulling the trigger. I could carry the rifle with the scope on 4X for better FOV/shooting, and only turn it up for counting tines. I am planning to find the right Talley or Warne QD rings and mounts, so my thought is that if I ever do hunt bear with this gun I would have a second lower power scope that would just attach right to the existing mounts, also with the QDís I have the option to go open sights in close cover.
The eye relief on the 4-12 is the same as a 3-9, and only .1Ē less than a 2-7, so that shouldn't be an issue. Is there anything else about this choice I havenít considered?
I currently have a VX-2, 4-12x40 AO on my 300 win mag. While I like the high magnification, I really donít like the AO, so I will not be getting it on my new scope. I notice at 12x the gun is very wobbly and not steady. I know that this can be a result of the higher magnification, but it is about the same on 4x, so I just blamed it on how the guns fit / balance, which is not right for me, IMO.
Will I just be getting into the same situation again with the new rifle?
Anyone with advice for which rings/mounts to use?
I would like to hear your advice. I really donít want to make the wrong selection and end up doing it again, so I am listening. Let me hear it. If my thinking is way off base, I would like to know.