I finally bought my first rifle today, a Savage 112 BVSS in .300 win mag. I've owned handguns before, but I went shooting with a coworker a while back and after spending a day pulling the trigger on his Savage heavy barrel .223 (shoots 1/4 MOA) I was sold.
As soon as I pick up the rifle I'm going to have a muzzle brake
installed and then I need to find a scope for it. I'm completely at a loss at this point. I don't know if I should go with fixed or variable power, 10X, 16X, 20X, SFP, FFP, etc., etc....
I'd like to keep it under $600 if at all possible. I will be using the rifle primarily for long range target shooting, 300-600 yards, but would like to have the ability to go out to 1000 yards if I found a long enough range. I've never hunted before, but I'd really like to try so I could possibly be using it for medium to long range hunting purposes eventually also.
Any specific suggestions or even some direction at this point would be appreciated. There's just way to options out there to pick from.