wow, lots of good info so far. it seems as though I have a difficult decision to make. What is the general thought on Nikon's scopes? I'm just wondering because good ole Direct Buy has them for sale for close to wholesale (not only that, but im about to order their 1200 gold laser range finder for about $320. that's just an fyi for anyone who has direct buy, but hasn't necessarily found the nikon stuff. they sell their whole hunting line of optics.)
One thing i like about Huskemaw is that the reticle allows one to range their animal just in case your rangefinder breaks or goes missing or whatever. More of an insurance policy that hopefully won't get used a lot but nice to have.