3-9X40 or 10x42 for mid-long range .257
My 10x42 ss came in this morning and a hunting buddy fell so in love with it, he is contemplating buying one, but here is the issue, wanted some feedback.
His "long range" mule deer rifle is a Vangaurd .257. He currently has a mid-high end 3-9x40 scope on the rifle that has allowed accurate shooting out to 300 yards. Were he and I hunt for mule deer is open sage mountian country northeast of Boise. There are timber pockets but most shooting is 200 plus yards with some shots going out to 4-500 plus. For this reasoning, he wants to replace his 3-9x40 with a 10x42 super sniper, but would get the HD version has his pockets are deeper than mine.
What are your thoughts about this switch?
P.S., His 3-9x40 is a Zeiss Conquest