All shots will be less than 200 yards, however, I want a 3-9 anyway. I realize I could get by with less magnification but I like the extra power in case I need to quickly judge a rack and for any target work I do. I generally set the scope up and leave it so I'm not too concerned with tracking. Really just want a durable and bright scope. It's going on a 20 gauge savage 220 slug gun so a BDC reticle of some sort would be nice but not required. Also, I would like the body of the scope to be at least 5" from bell to eyepiece to allow me to mount it to the longer action on this gun without using extension rings. What would you suggest in the $150 - $350 (absolute max) range?
The Burris E1 3-9x40 looks like a pretty good choice but I'm a little concerned about the eye-relief going from 3.1" all the way up to almost 4". I imagine that it would be hard to get a consistent sight picture based on the varied eye relief. Is that a valid concern about this scope or not that big a deal? Also, when is the eye relief at its max, at 3x or 9x?
I do not want to step up to the VX3 or Zeiss Conquest, anything at or over $400 is just a bit out of my price range.