When starting to run in the labyrinth of rifle scopes with my experiences of course, I have found different schools and way of thinking. All these opinions are very helpful to me and make me to think again and again all the details of the rifle scope combination with the rifle.
For a military sniper without a second weapon like any model of m4 family at 5, 56 or any other, for any close or little further situation it is not wise option for his life and mission.
If you want to use a minimal weight of a rucksack for long time at infiltration with many, many kilometers at ground without roads or footpath, you prefer to have with you a big quantity of deferent things? From big spotting glasses, binoculars? Radios? Batteries, food, water ammunition? Etc. or “marry” and combine materials? Does any one know how many kilos is the burden of a sniper rucksack?
What you will do if you want to have only one “glass” for all the requirements of the combat theatre? I thing the solution is to use each sniper this way of solution to minimize in acceptable level and compromise many things.
The 4-16x56, yes is an option and very close to my mind!
I am not intent to use the 308” further from 800 - 1000 meters at maximum; I know very well the problems of the 308 bullet even at 190 grains, further from that I thing it is a windfall lottery. But until the end of these maximum distances I want to recognize all the details that I need, witch is also very helpful in accuracy.
For the scope accessories, we have everything from laser filters to antireflection device even at 72mm.
I thing I have made the “devils lawyer” if I use the correct phrase, to enlarge our post with additional opinions.