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 +1 JB!  GOOD bunch of people here,regulars and visitors. PLUS the only site with a real "OPTICS GODDESS"!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Welcome to OT, John!  I hope you find this to be an enjoyable place to hang out.  We will all benefit from your contributions!
 
I very much enjoy reading your work!Thunbs Up


The same here.
This is a huge bonus for everyone.

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For me as much as anybody. It is always good to hang out with a bunch of enthustiastic rifle people!
 
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Welcome John and thanks for stopping in.  I look forward to reading about your thoughts and experiences!
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Welcome to Optics Talk, John Barsness!! Glad your here!  
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Thanks! I'm glad to be here, among a bunch of other rifle loonies.
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 Nikon's Monarch African Safari line of scopes look GOOD. Their 1-4x20mm has a 100yd FOV of 92.9ft! Plus it's got a #4 reticle. Anyone had their paws on one?
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 Nikon's Monarch African Safari line of scopes look GOOD. Their 1-4x20mm has a 100yd FOV of 92.9ft! Plus it's got a #4 reticle. Anyone had their paws on one?


I only saw it at SHOT. 

30mm models seemed just about identical to a half dozen or so of other similarly configured scopes since that it a popular configuration nowadays.  If memory serves me right, the eyerelief spec is a bit optimistic.

1" tube model is a bit less common, but there is always the very inexpensive Weaver V3 with similarly wide field of view.

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   Thanks ILya.  Shame about the E/R specs but then Nikon isn't the only manuf. who specs are off.  Oh well,I've got enough low power optics for now but I'm always being tempted.
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I have an idea.  Why don't we simply use iron sights on a 458 Lott.    Whatever  You won't be shooting buffalo at 300 yards.   
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Well, yeah. In fact I use iron sights on my .416 Rigby.
 
The problem is, of course, that many of today's shooters have never even shot a rifle with iron sights, much less become confident with one. And they have all sorts of misconceptions about the use of iron sights, a by-product of never having used them--which in turn become excuses about why "I can't do that."
 
 
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Yea most of them have never seen much less shot a double rifle with express sights. 
 
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Oh God!!!  I use film cameras, too.  Double Jeopardy!!    Shocked      I'm a goner!!! 
 
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How about a Trijicon RMR mounted on an ACOG. This brings the best of both worlds, I think. If it's good enough for the U.S military, it should be good enough for any dangerous game.
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 Wouldn't mind tryin one!!
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Ruger No. 1 in .458 Win. Mag. I put a 4x 33mm Leupold FX I on it for all the reasons cited -- but mostly because fixed reticle seems more resistant to problems from recoil. Less moving parts means less stuff to shake loose when the gun jolts.

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The relatively pleasant recoil of the .458WinMag is no real test of a fixed power scope's resistance to heavy shock. It should be sufficient to prove the durability of some of the low power variables, though.

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I would tend to agree. A .458 Lott is more of a test--or any of the Weatherbys from .378 up.
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I had never done any research on the .378 Weatherby, but that looks like a REALLY neat chambering.  The Lott is my first "big bore", but I have real hankering for more.  I've tried to force myself to hunt with a different rifle since I got it, just can't leave home without it.  The .378 Weatherby sounds like a candidate.  Thank you for the heads up.
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Scopehunter, 
 You ARE in fact, out of line.  Posting the scope is not a problem, but this site is hosted by SWFA.  Posting the name of another supplier is not acceptable.  Please read the rules and I would suggest removing your post displaying another provider.
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The Lott is a pretty neat cartridge, not only very powerful but flexible.

There are now even a couple of "extended" versions of the Lott. When I hunted in Africa last year one of the PH's had a .458 Express, which some people are using over there. It is the Lott but with a 3-inch case.

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With his Ruger No,1 chambered in .458 Express, Dave Campbell from Chickaloon St. in Eagle River, Alaska wrote:

" ...of all the different large bore rifles I own, I have never felt the trust and satisfaction that I do with my .458 Express. I've got a rifle and cartridge combination that I would walk straight up to the gates of hell with, shout at the devil and I know that I would come back home..."

That's even better than the line that convinced me to buy the Lott "guaranteed to knock down anything that walks on the planet".  

I gotta get me one of those...

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"The Ruger No.1 lever action is not only the finest in the industry but must be one of the most reliable rifles in history. Bought in .458 Lott it can be reamed into the .458 Express caliber without any problems."

BigDaddy, we may have to rethink reloading.  Are you "game" for a wildcat????  I'm liking everything I see about this.
Mr. Barsness, thank you for the information.  
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