So I just got done ordering my new Mini SASSand it will be here on Mon. Now I need to be schooled in optics, rings and bases. I know nothing about any of these things. The only scopes I own are a cheap .22 Simmons scope and a $35 Bushnell 3x9 30mm scope.
Here is what I am looking for, I don't know if this is possible though. I would like a scope that will get me to 600yds if I need to but will most likely be shot at 200-400yds. I would like it to also be able to be quickly removed and replaced without having to re-zero (I don't even know if this is possible, but if it is that's the set up I would like). This way I can remove the scope and use the iron sights in situations where the scope isn't needed, but still be able to quickly replace it without having to re-zero.
I know nothing about which reticles are best. I will be using this rifle strictly for target shooting and SHTF uses. It will not be a hunting rifle so hunting reticles are not very important at this time.
I am looking to spend about $400-500 on the scope, but can go up to about $1000 to get something that will compliment the rifle. I don't know what bases and rings cost so any information on that would be great to.