Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Good point Paul, but if i'm going sheep hunting, the farther I can shoot the better within reasonable gun/scope weight and I'll want a good tough optic for mountains which = NF in my book.
Hey, I'm with you. I use a 3-18X IOR that's just about as heavy as your NF on my sheep hunting rifle now, but I fully intend to shoot out to 1000 yds if the conditions allow it.
I was really going to limit my shots to 500 yds or less then I'd lighten up on scope magnification and drop back to a lighter weight variable power scope.
Now that I'm stricken with the long range hunting bug, I know I won't limit my shots to 500 yds so I'm with you 100% and carry a little heavier rifle / scope to enable my ability on those mountain-side to opposing mountain-side shots. In fact I prefer the longer shots now. Call me stupid