Re: Scope advice
There are literally dozens of scopes that fit that description. Personally I have 4 Zeiss Conquests, 1 Nikon Tactical, and 1 Clearidge Ultra XP5. I would buy any one of these again in a heartbeat if I needed another mid priced optic. The most versatile of the bunch is the Clearidge, it's a 4.5x22.5x50 and gives me the best of both ends of the spectrum. My Conquests are (3) 6.5x20 and (1) 4.5x14. The 6.5x20 is just a little high on the low end for working in the woods and the 4.5x14 just doesn't have quite enough magnification at times. The Nikon is a 2x10 and low on the high end for real precision work at distance.
This of coarse is just my personal opinion and I'm sure you'll get others. Your best bet would be to go somewhere that carries a wide variety of scopes and find out what your eyes like.
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