Re: Need advice on scope
BigBen , "10000" Yards may be stretching it a bit , even for a BIG Bear ! Just kidding , but you pose a tough problem . For Bear in the Pa Woods , I would want low power ( like 1.5X-4X ) and a thick Reticle . For 1000 Yard Chucks , I would want high power ( like 20X or a tad more ) and a fine Reticle . Summers in your area are hot and humid and anything above 20X or 24X will drive you crazy . How about two Scopes ? A weaver GS 6.5-20 for the chucks and just pick up a 1.5-5X Nikon or Nitrex or even a used 4X Leupold , old Lyman , etc . at the next Harrisburg Gun Show . You should be able to get both for under $600 . Anyway , that's what I'd do . YMMV .