I actually have a Weaver K4 I could switch off an M1917 sporter, but I'd rather not. For now, I have an old Leupold 1.5-5 on it, but that's because that was my spare. I'm picky about optics, and while I agree about appearance and the lines of a rifle, I want the best optics I can manage on my rifles. The 300 H&H has a Swarovski Z3 on it. Not real "traditional", but it's a kick-butt scope and will let that rifle hunt in about any lighting I will encounter.DennyF said:It needs a "vintage" scope to complete the package, my opinion? Just another of my persnickity hangups with old firearms.
Many years ago I scored a minty 1903 US Rem that had likely been sporterized back in the late 50s or early 60s. Beautiful rifle, just needed the "right" scope to complete the look. Remembered I had a very nice steel Weaver K4 around someplace, found it and put 'er on there. Perfect!
Haven't hunted with it lately, but it has taken at least three bucks and one or two doe. The K4 works very well in the woods and it's from roughly the same time period as the rifle was sporterized. Not only that, but the mint original blue/black finish on the Weaver perfectly matches the refinish on the 1903.