Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. I need advice to purchase a new tactical scope for my 338 Ultra Mag that was custom built for long range hunting. Nightforce would be my 1st choice but too expensive for my budget. Maybe I'm too much of a "technogeek" but I've narrowed down my choice to 2 scopes: Bushnell Tactical 3X12 with illuminated reticle (catalog # ET3124F) OR the Weaver Tactical 3X15 with Illuminated reticle (catalog # 800363). I've not had a chance to see the clarity of the Weaver but the Bushnell Elite 4200 Series I've seen were very clear. The 2 scopes are in the same price range ( around 750$). Both scopes are Argon filled, side focus, 1st focal plane. Bushnell has 0.1 mil @100 yards, Weaver has 0.36" @ 100 yards, Bushnell has 80" of adj versus 100" with the Weaver. I prefer the larger power on the Weaver. Let say that if Bushnell was offering its Tactical 2.5X16 scope but with the illuminated reticle I would not be here asking for help.
Please help me make a good choice OR suggest another brand and model, any comments from owners of either one of these scopes would be very good!