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 I have a new Remington VTR in 308 ordered and would like to know the best scope for hunting and some target shooting up to 300 to 400 yards after we develope a target round? I like the looks of the illuminated  mildot and illuminated microdot type scopes. I really wanted to get a mildot this time. Price isn't a real issue, but I really didn't want to go over $1,000 if possible.

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Will 42's perform in low light as well as the 50 & 56's?
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For your ranges and price point, I would suggest looking at scopes with the top end magnification of 10x to 12x.  For a $1000 there are a lot of nice scopes out there.  If you insist on illumination, take a look at IOR 2.5-10x42.  If you are comfortable with a non-illuminated reticle, perhaps Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x40 is a good choice for a touch less money.

If you are willing to give up illumination and mil-dot reticle, then one of Kahles' excellent CL scopes from the samplelist is a very attractive choice.

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Low light is first about the quality of the glass.  Then the exit pupil.  To get the exit pupil you divide the objective by the power.  For low light it is best to have around 7mm of exit pupil, more is not necessarily better as the pupil in your eye can only handle so much light. 
So in short at the same power yes a 50 to 56 will be brighter as it will allow a larger exit pupil.  But again how much power do you really need in low light?  That is what you need to decide.  If 5 to 6x is all you need then a 42mm bell will serve your purpose, if you want to run at 8 or 9x then a 56 would suit you better. 

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