| hotspot wrote:|
what would u suggest in power wise? and is a diffrent brand swaro,zeiss open to suggestion
Well your applications are kind of on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Mule deer hunting doesn't require the magnification or quite the precision sheep hunting does. So if your looking for one optic to handle both then I would personally look at a 3.5-15 / 5-20 or something of the sort. Nightforce has those. If you open up the option to other brands then you have to consider ...
You going to use a BDC reticle or are you going to dial your elevation
-If you dial are you going to get a custom turrent for your load
-Will you need another turrent for your mule deer load
-If no custom turrent you going to run MOA or Mils, then what power is the reticle accurate
-If you use a BDC, what power is it accurate at and will it work for sheep
Weight - you gotta pack this thing up the mtn after the sheep - bigger OBJ Variables add weight
If you like the BDC option then you could also consider Ziess Z reticles
Another thing to consider is SFP vs FFP - that is a topic you will have to research and decide for yourself - each has there place and each has advantages. In your application for longer range shots on sheep I would say stick to SFP.
If you like BDC - go Nightforce with Velocity
If your gonna dial - go NPR2
Being as you also want to shoot mule deer - I say get the Velocity as its a little thicker for the lower light shots early in the AM or at dusk. Its a SFP reticle so when taking a 400 yard shot on 10x at sheep it won't get thicker on you. Then when on 2.5 taking a Mule Deer at 100 just hold center and your fine.
If I was in your shoes ... I would set one rifle up for sheep and one for Mule Deer