This is not really for a "long range" gun, but I still need opinions and advice anyway. I have my long range needs covered with my .280, 7mm RUM, and .338 WM (for now!). I have another gun I use for my close in stuff. It is a DPMS AP4 in .308. Basically, it is an AR-15 on steroids. Right now, I have a red dot sight with a 2moa dot. I like it for doing deer drives and for close and fast action. But after using it last year for stand and still hunting, I realized I still like a scope.
I would like something on the low end of power with good clarity and preferably a lighted reticle (I plan on using this for black bear this fall). It also needs to be under $400. The one scope that I think fits the bill perfectly for me is the Burris Signature Select 1.5x6x40mm LRS. It gives me the low power that I need, but it also has enough high end magnification to let me dial in for longer shots or trying to pick my shot through the woods on standing or slow walking animals.
What do you think of this scope? I know some people like Burris, others hate them. I myself like them. I have two other Burris's that I am extremely happy with. Any other recommendations?
Burris Signature Select 1.5x6x40mm LRS