this is going to be going on a savage american classic in .270 winchester which will probably get a barrel swap at some point in time to a .260 remington. rifle will be glassed in when it arrives so i am expecting 1moa accuracy out of it.
my wife who is an amateur shooter will be using this rifle to hunt antelope in wyoming, and boar in florida.
will be taking some 600 yard plus shots while plinking, possibly while hunting (depends on the results from plinking)
looking at the trijicon accupoint 3-9x40 mildot. pro's illuminated reticle i think will help the wife but is not a dealbreaker for me. i am very fond of trijicon. resettable turrets allow me to dial if needed. cons limited to 9 power. somewhat short eye relief.
another option is the vortex viper 4-12x40 i like the bdc reticle for simplicity of holdoffs even if the distances are odd distances. there isnt alot of clutter in the reticle. 12 power is a decent top end, and i like the way the power settings are visible w/out loosing cheek weld. this is my cheapest option. cons, i have read in several places that this has a "tunnel" effect although i have not looked through one myself. this is a absolute turn off because i doubt the wife would ever get used to it.
the last option is the busnell elite 6200 2.5-16x42 mildot. although the most expensive this one is at the top of the list at the moment. 4 inches of eye relief and great fields of view will help the wife significantly. 16 power can be used for scanning if needed. mildots for hold offs. resettable turrets can be used do dial if needed i think. i know the accupoint has lines on the turret to mark the number of revolultions, i dont know if the bushnell has this. 30mm tube for plenty of adjustment. the only concern would be how big the reticle is on 16 power if it will wash out the target or not.
this will be a buy once cry once, but the 6200 is towards the top end of my budget. i dont want to go over 42mm objective if possible. i am not opposed to looking at other options, but now that you know where i stand, give me all the feedback you desire.