There a bunch of threads regarding this topic, but also some new players in the scope world.
I've just recently purchased a new proof research summit rifle in 260 for a nice price. I want to get a scope for it that will enable the long shot while hunting deer in west Texas or elk/deer hunting in the mountains of new Mexico. I want to be able to d in all four elevation while keeping the weight reasonably light as it's going on a lighter weight rifle. I want to keep the price under 2000. I've got a 7mm with a 22x nightforce and don't really want to go that heavy. Here's scopes I'm considering:
New Leupold Vx-5 3-15x44
New zeiss V6 or V4 3-18x50
Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18
Priorities are 15x. Reliable tracking, and weight in that order. Open to other suggestions too. Hunting to 800, but capable of shooting to 1000-1200 yards
I agree with others, 1000-1200 yds to make clean kill shots not soo easy. That's why I recommend a good hunting scope ATN X-SIGHT 4K INT 5-20X www.atncorp.com/smart-hd-weapon-sight. I bought this one a year ago and sure that it is the really smart scope for day and night hunting that has digital optics capable of shooting for long distances. Also, there is a built-in ballistic calculator that takes into account wind, temperature, humidity, distance, angle, which helps calculate the accuracy of hitting the target. And together with high-quality IR illumination, you will be amazed at what you can see at night.