So I finished my build, bipod is now on it and I have a cheap Centerpoint 4-16x40 scope on it now. It seems to work fine, but I can't help wonder if it is going to really last. I figure i'll move it to a Ruger 10/22 when I get one.
My dilemma is I want to purchase a nice reliable scope that is going to be clear and last a lifetime for no more than $700. I don't want to worry if it is holding a zero or not.
I've narrowed it down to these three Nikon Monarchs with the BDC reticule.
I'm shooting out to 100 yards, but there is a range that I can shoot out to 200 or 300 yards. I'd like to be able to see my bullet holes in the paper out to at least 150 yards.
I'm only shooting at the range, no hunting or anything. I'm thinking the 6-24x is a best deal. I would like the most magnification, without sacrificing anything else. Am I going to see a huge difference between the quality at 20x vs 32x? Is it even worth the extra $50 for it?
Scope is going on this: