Originally Posted by lamiglas
Is there a perfect combo, that can be used for close range work (1 power red dot) but also have the ability for long range work.
Sure, but it'll cost ya. March has a 1-10x or 2.5-25x. USO has a 1.8-10x. Both have good reviews. Premier has (or is coming out with?) a 1.1-8x.
Or you can use a normal scope of your choice of power, and put an Aimpoint in an offset mount
I have a Nikon BDC 3-9 on my 223 AR, but I don't really use the BDC feature as I don't hunt in open areas with that rifle. It's a "max point blank range" zero setup instead.