Re: LRH wanna be one day
I think a 3x9 scope would be enough magnification for what you are wanting to do, especially since you may need to back off for close shots as you described. I like Leupold personally, but there are getting to be quite a few scopes available that are very good. I would suggest that you go look through several and see what you really like. Any good retailer will allow you to look through several scopes and many can answer any questions you have on the spot. The other thing that you have to think about is whether you want to use a reticle for holdover, or if you want to dial in for drop. Hope that helps some. Happy hunting!