Re: Vortex/nightforce BDC question
The primary use for this gun is to use for elk hunting. I hunt off of a horse so I am not too excited about the huge turrets. I have used a redfield the last 3 years and have no complaints. My gunsmith saw it and said if I don't get away from junk scopes the rifle will never do what he is building it to do. If I have to spend good money on a scope I am thinking I want at least 16X and 44mm objective lense as a minimum. I am not excited about dialing a turret in the field. The moa hash marks seem much more useful for me as I can just range my target and compensate in the recticle. I like the vortex viper ffp on paper, but don't want to spend $800 on something that later I find out is not what I should have spent money on. Anyone have an opinion of the viper series scopes?
My main objective is to be sub-moa and confident to take elk at 600yrds. In the last 18 years my average distance for elk taken is 400yards, so another 200 isn't a huge step. Two years ago I took an elk at 520. That being said, once I am confident at 600 I am sure wolves and coyotes out to 750 will be next.
Basically I am open to anything quality (except Nikon) that is not over 50mm objective, 16X or more, and has verticle hashmarks that are first focal plane. Any suggestions?