Here's a question that I would like to hear some different opinions on -
I have a Remington 673 in 6.5 Rem Mag & am looking for a scope for it. I've narrowed it down to a list of possibilities, and would like some insight or suggestions of other things to consider.
My requirements are...
good range of power.
This gun is going to see use in anything from bottomlands and heavy timber (25-50 yards) to longer shots (100-350 yards) across cornfields and the like, possibly having to acquire a moving target. (utilitarian deer rifle)
I am very attracted to the 2.5-10 range for the extra flexibility on both ends, but would consider 3-9 as well...
Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42, mildot (i like the mildot scopes; i find that they give an added element of knowing what your holdover really is.)
Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40
I know this is a good scope from reading on here, but my thought is that for an extra $30, is the Nikon the better buy?
(another thought I have had is that for an extra few $$$, and a sacrifice of 0.5 power on the low end, i could pick up the Nikon Monarch 3-12.. any thoughts?)
Sightron SII/SII Big Sky, 3-9 models. I have another Sightron (6-24x42 mildot) on my varmint rifle and like it a lot... Some of their 3-9's are a bit easier on the wallet than the other ones i've listed. Any thoughts on these?
Basically, I guess I want my cake and to eat it too. I really want to buy the best scope I can for as reasonably as I can, but would rather spend the money up front and get quality. I spent too much money on cheap scopes in my younger, more foolish years only to replace it with better glass down the road. Cry once, right?
I am open to any other suggestions too.. I've also looked at some of the 3.5-10 offerings (Bushnell 3200 & Sightron SII), but am a bit hesitant to be much above 3 for the close-in shots.
Thanks & have a great weekend!