Re: Best scope for 7mm mag
"won't break the bank" is the key. Just how much are you willing to spend? In my virtually useless opinion, buy the best glass you can afford. Duh! Without being ridiculous, your optic is your connection with your target be it paper and/or a game animal. It's silly to buy a high end camera and then scrimp on the lens since the lens will make or break your image. Binos same call. When I was a young punk vs an old punk with a '68 396 Camaro the question was (and still is) "how much horsepower can you afford?". Ok, lecture done. If you can afford a Zeiss Conquest scope, especially with the Rapid Z configuration, buy it. I guarantee you will never be sorry. I have had many a scope and will say, to a point, you get what you pay for. Zeiss has some rebates that make the scope prices even more tantalizing and, if memory serves, are good to year's end. The Nikon Monarch I have on a Rem 700 P (.308 tactical rifle) is very good. Leupolds have a decent track record but of late people are complaining about the build quality. Bottom line: establish your available funds and shop for the best clarity. Be sure to compare apples to apples. Look at a vaiable scope's power range and shop one bran to another at that power range or as close as possible. Thus far I have scoped everything I have purchased in the last three years with a Zeiss Conquest scope in differing powers, all rapid Z. Yes, they're that good!