OK Guys I've come to the experts. I can usually find what I need thru the search but this time I've got to actually ask the question.... So here we go..... I just pulled the trigger on a TC Dimension in 30-06 and need some help with suggestions on a good scope to put on top. I'm suffering from analysis paralyses with all the options out there these days. Before we get to what I intend to use the rifle and scope for. I understand anything I choose will be a compromise of sorts as one scope/rifle can't excel at everything. I'm looking for the one that will do the job of what I'm going to describe below. THE PLAN...Here is where it gets interesting. My intention to buy a .300 Mag and 22.250 barrel once they become available again. My plan is to set up the rifle with the scope on the receiver and use it for all barrels and hunting I do. This is for two reasons. First is price as I plan on buying decent glass. Second is it won't matter what caliber I'm shooting, or what I'm hunting, the rifle will always shoulder the same, thus creating consistency, accuracy and less fuss in the field. THE PARAMETERS... 1) Hunting conditions will range from brush to open country. 2) Game will range from coyotes to elk. My main focus is blacktail, elk, and bear, here in the brush of Western Washington. Coyotes are an after thought but fun to chase when the opportunity presents itself. Dreams are of Mule deer in the wide open spaces in a couple of years. 3) The max distance it would ever get used is 500 yards. If I go beyond that I'll be building a specific long range rig. 4) Low magnification has to go down to at least 3X. 5) Max magnification the most I see needing is 15X. Not married to this but seems reasonable. 6) Max objective lens 44 MM. I don't want to fuss with having to place to scope too high and messing with a shakey cheek weld. 7) I don't need/want adjustable turrets. Price has to be less than $650.00. New or Used it doesn't matter to me. If you still with me after all that...Suggestions?