Originally Posted by .300 RUM
For you guys with experience. If you could only hunt with one scope from here on out what would it be and why? I am not so much interested in brands as i am the magnification range ,tube diameter and obj len size.I am getting ready to buy a scope for my first long range gun and would like to get it right the first time.
Max yardage I will shoot=1,000 Min Yardage I will shoot= 100
Game i will hunt = Elk /Deer/Moose
To Me the best all round scope would be in the range of= 4,5x14x50 with 30mm tube and side focus
also a minimum of 3.5 " of eye relief at max power.
This range of power lets you take running shots and for long range shots 14x is plenty for hunting.
If you are shooting very small game (PDs) at long range then I would step up to a 6.5x 20 x50
with the same features. But that gust about rules out running shots.
Just my opinion
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