Greetings from Nevada. I have been stalking in the forum for a while and finally decided to post a subject. My preferred hunting rifle is a Voere 30.06. This year I had the opportunity to purchase a SAKO 7mm STW at a price I could not turn down. I understand that hunting with a 7mm will allow more opportunity concerning trajectory, distance and power to target at distance. These differences may change my hunting style a bit. Currently (w/ 30.06) I stalk to within 300 Yards or closer before I take that shot. Routine game is Mule deer above 8000ft. I backpack in and spike camp for the week long deep wilderness hunts. My question. Which would be a better choice of scope objective for a 7mm STW. a 40 mm or 50mm. I am very pleased with the Leupold VX-III that I placed on the 30.06. The new generation VX-III 40mm outperformed the previous (older style) Leupold VX-II 50mm in a side by side comparison in the areas of clarity, colour, sharpness and lowlight gathering. So I am pretty much set on the Brand of choice. Your response, thoughts or experiences between a 40 and 50 objective mounted to a 7mm would be greatly appreciated.