In the market for a new scope for my big game rifle. 300. wsm will be used on moose, elk, deer, bear and caribou and need to put a good scope on it. My dads best friend thinks i should just stick with Leupold VX-3 or a standard Zeiss Conquest 3-9. Where i felt that getting a tactical scope would be a nicer way to go. i was thinking of going with Vortex Viper PST
4-16x50 with matching moa reticle and nobs. I wanted to get into long range shooting and hunting. This rifle is so far promising with holding moa and sub moa out too 300 yards. In the past 2 season i have had shooting opportunities out too 550 yards. I think a good beginner tactical scope like the Viper PST would help me out at those ranges. I know i would need a large amount of practice before shooting out too 550 yards. But i think the scope would help. I have had great experiences with vortex and wouldn't mind sticking with them.
do you think it is smarter to stick with a Leupold or Zeiss for a hunting scope or going the extra mile to get a tactical scope and prepare myself for anything. I know that the caliber im using is perfect for deer out too about 700 yards and is capable of harvesting moose and elk out too 500-600 yards with a proper bullet and placement.