Originally Posted by CJD
For overall use - bear, blacktail, mule, moose and target if possible over 400 yards. I may be asking an obnoxious question as I am new to rifle shooting. Thanks for the info.
All that stuff would be hard to do with 1 scope.
The bear hunting thing (at least the way I've hunted bear) usually works best with a 1-something. I love the Swarovski 1-6 for that.
For other hunting non dangerous game/general shooting....you can answer that question in a lot of different ways.
1. Do you want a traditional hunting style scope or something in the tactical style.
2. FFP or SFP
Traditional Hunting (if money was no object)
Swarovski Z6 2.5-15x56 with the BT and 4W reticle. In my opinion this magnification range is well suited to cover just about anything you want to do. It's a low light beast.
If weight is an issue then I would go Z5 either 3.5-18 or 5-25.....whichever mag range fit what you wanted it to fit the best.
I have yet to find the perfect scope to do everything.