What you need to remember is that Mil-dots are set by an average human height. They are used as a basic range finder. Either with a mil-dot or BDC, it changes from caliber to caliber, they are generic and not caliber specific. I was lucky and tried a BDC Pentax 4x scope a few years ago on a 6.5x55 hunter. It is almost perfect for 0 to 300 yards in 50 yard increments. A standard plex scope works fine if you have reference points for distance, that is why we scout an area 1st. There are no shortcuts when hunting. If your hunting woods, a 4- is to much.