Re: Best scope?
I use a Leupold 6.5-20X Varix III with target turrets, Weaver T-24s, a Leupold Mark IV 4.5-14X and a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20X.
If you want the scope for long-range shooting, I would recommend the Zeiss, along with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail for your rifle. This would cost you less than $1K. This set-up should work for you all the way to 1200 yards.
For hunting, I would go with a Leupold 4.5-14X, again with a 20 MA Picatinny rail. I paid less than $700 at Bruno's, who has some of the lowest prices anywhere.
Joaquin B. in AZ