I'm struggling a bit with this. I'm having my new LR sheep, deer, and elk rifle built this spring. Model 70 CRPF short action 7 WSM, #4 fluted Hart, McMillan M70 Hunter with Edge fill and I'll probably go with Leupold DD rings and bases. I'm thinking my max effective range will be somewhere around 800 yds. My problem is the scope.
I've been looking long and hard at the Nightforce 2.5-10 x 24 NXS
with the NP-R2
reticle. What I like about the scope is the NP-R2 reticle, it's light (not heavy), short, rugged, compact, and low profile. I take a trip or 2 per year where I'm trying to fit my rifle in a scabbard on a horse and it would be very nice to have a scope that would fit down inside a standard leather rifle scabbard.
My problem is that I'm having a hard time coming to the conclusion that 10x is enough x's. My eyes are OK but not great and I've been enjoying 14x for 10+ years now. I guess I'm just worried that I'm going to miss those extra 4x's. Does someone else make a top notch lightweight scope that will get me out where I want to be? What do you suggest?