I have a Remington LTR 308 with a McMillan stock and have bedded it, worked the trigger(which incidentally, I don't think the new 40x is easy to work on), put a Tubbs firing pin in it, put McMillan DBM bottom metal on and polished the barrel with Tubbs fire lapping. It shoots around 1/2 moa with several brrands of commercial ammo and I want a new scope for hunting an target shooting. I am currently using a Meopta 3-12x56 and it to me is the cheapest scope for low light hunting other than maybe IOR Valdada or possibly Conquest. What I don't like is it has no target turrets. Most of the target/sniper scopes are pretty big and heavy for this 20 inch barrel rig.
I am about to pull the trigger on a March 2.5-25x42 because it has a much more compact package in terms of size and weight. It appears to have Japanese glass that tickles the area where Europeans have traditionally tread. I am looking at the plex reticle. It is a second focal plane optic. I would love to get the moa reticle lighted but the price difference is drastic. The non-illuminated version is about $1900 compared to around $2700 for illuminated version.
The only other real competitor is the Viper PST but it does not have the 10x range and it is so new I don't know much about it's low light ability. All the others are rather large, heavy, and more expensive like the Schmidt and Bender PM, Zeiss, Razor etc..
Does anyone have a March scope and any advice or any other sugg
estions? Thanks in advance for your expertise.