| koshkin wrote:|
For a big game rifle I would strongly suggest considering a lower magnification model with the top end somewhere between 12x and 16x. That still gives you a high enough magnification for target shooting while being a lot more suitable for general hunting.
For a more allround use a 4-12x40 Monarch would probably work better, or if you feel that is not sufficient magnification a 5.5-16.5x44 is still lighter and more versaile than 6.5-20x44. One advantage of a 4-12x40 is that it can be mounted a fair bit lower.
I concur with Koshkin.
Less magnifacation is really more beneficial when big game hunting.
I have shot the 5.5-16.5 Monarch extensively on a 7mm mag and would rate it a good big game hunting scope.
The 4-12 koshkin mentioned is a good option as well. That would be my choice.