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I'm not quite as into LR as a lot of you guys so I can do without absolute top of the line when it costs $300-400 more for a modest improvement.
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Consider the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5x14x40 with Mildot reticle, Burris one piece base and a set of Burris Signature rings with the .010 or .020 inserts. This package will more than meet your needs and allow for more usage of your elevation adjustment for the times that you do want to stretch out your useable range. Check here
for a great price and fantastic service. We have this same set up on a .338 win mag and are very satisfied with it so far.
And I also agree that you may want to consider rethinking the value of a good scope. You dont need to spend too much but you never want to spend too little.