Appropriate power level scope for 300 wm, also what reticle?
I just bought a Savage 116 in .300 win mag. I'm looking for a scope that'll work well. I'll probably be using it for white tails and mulies out to about 500 yards, possibly target shooting further than that. I've been thinking about a Nikon buckmaster in 4.5-14 x 40.
I'm also not sure about the reticle. The BDC appeals to me as I haven't done much hunting, but I've seen the complaints that the circles are too big. I'm looking for a good system for learning long distance shooting and reliable holdovers.
Any help is appreciated.