So, it is for real, I have to get a new scope (dad decided he wanted his redfield back).
I have narrowed it down to two choices:
Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 BDC
Sightron 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot
Now, why these two you ask? I like the side-adjust parallax. Both I have good-great repeatablilty. 1/4" adjustments. Good size reticle, good cost. More important, my local gunsmith has them on his shelf.
I have not limited myself to these because that is what he has. I had already researched them, and he just happened to have them. That, and I know that by supporting local gunsmiths, I will have someone local to help me fix anything that may
Nikon is of course cheaper, but I like the turrets on the sightron more. It has a bigger objective, and has mil-dot. I like the idea of BDC in Nikon, but I want the windage dots as well.
I am shooting to 600 yards for now (as that is as far as my local range goes) and am scouting safe places for up to 1000 yards (well, in that neighborhood) and will use this for whatever happens to come along. Deer, elk, paper, steel, whatever. I just want to reach out and touch something should the need arise.
I already have a Warne 20 MOA base with Warne rings. (just so happens to be 1")
Thanks for any advice.