OK, update here . . .
Went to the shop to get the rifle. Belinda (she's a gun nut, seriously knows her stuff) has this rig all set up "custom" . . . Rem. 700P in 308 Win, but instead of the Leupold Mark 2 at about $650, she's mounted a Leupold Mark 4 Long Range/Tactical, at more like $1,200, and Mark 4 Rings/Base, scope hood.
One of the most advanced optical systems in the industry. All tactical scopes boast features that make these scopes some of the best available. Multi-Coat 4® or Index Matched lens coatings result in exceptional clarity and definition for optimal viewing. Target-style 1/4-MOA click adjustment windage and elevation dials on all but the LRPR models make these scopes easily adaptable to any shooting application - particularly long-range conditions. The LRPR scope models have Leupold's PR (Precision Rifle) finger-adjustable turret knobs. The PR knobs offer the advantages of the adjustable windage and elevation, but at a lesser cost. An all-matte finish including the objective ring provide a subdued look that is less visible to game while delivering an aesthetically pleasing appearance that will accent any firearm. Each scope is nitrogen filled and sealed with Leupold's proven process to keep out moisture making them completely waterproof. Most importantly, these scopes truly deliver all the ruggedness and dependability that you expect from Leupold. An incredible balance of price and performance. Backed by Leupold's full lifetime warranty.
6.5 - 20x 50 mm objective Mil Dot . . .
So instead of about $1,700 on the rig I was going to set up, this one ran me $2,670.00
-- And the &%&#$% . . . state delayed my NICS!
There's no reason, except a gun show in town and it took 15 min to get past the phone busy signal and into the queue to stand in line to wait another 20 min. to run the NICS.
And locally, probably thanks to Obama et Cie . . . No large rifle primers, no 308 cal. bullets, brass is hard to find, I got the last set of dies in the area . . .
Let me put in this political commentary --
The Founding Fathers provided RKBA so that Americans can arm up against a tyrannical govt. And the first act of tyranny would be to take the guns away -- or die trying.
"Come and try to take them away . . . "