Thanks for your help.
I recently purchased a Savage 111 lrh in 7 rem mag and am now trying to decide on my scope of choice. This will be my first long range set up. I don't have a lot of money to spend on it so I was looking at the Leupold VX-3's and VX-3L's. I know that it's good to have the scope mounted as close to the rifle as possible (...or, at least, I know that I've heard that it's the best option).
So, question #1 is: Is it really worth having the option of mounting the scope that close to the gun?
I do like the ease of the Greybull scope's (which are really nice VX-3's) turrets with 1/3MOA clicks and the windage built in, but I'm not necessarily convinced, at this point, that it's worth $1200 or whatever it is (plus $100 for each extra turret).
Also, I'm interested in the Leupold Gold Ring Spotting Scopes. Has anyone out there been able to examine the difference between the regular 12-40x60 and the 12-40x60HD? Question #2: Do you get $200 worth of difference to justify jumping up to the HD version?
Thanks again, I'll probably value most of your opinions and insights