Well I thought I had a scope all picked out for this rifle until I found out that I will not be able to fit a 50mm front objective using medium rings. I was looking at the Night Force NXS 3.5-15 X 50 with MOAR reticle. I am afraid if I go higher on the rings, I will lose my cheek weld.
This rifle can be a PITA to scope as it uses a rather different size dovetail on it's scope bases which come pre-attached to the rifle. Also, the stock bolt handle will hit the scope if you do not use high rings (which I was trying to avoid). I bought a re-contoured bolt handle specifically to use medium rings.
I will use rifle for paper punching up to 300 yards and possible coyote hunting down the road.
So here are my criteria for the scope:
1) 30mm tube
2) No larger than 44mm front objective
3) Target style turrets with 1/4 MOA click adjustments
5) MOA reticle with hold overs similar to MOAR.
6) Magnification starting at 2.5X up to 14.5X. I realize I
will need to be flexible, but I was hoping for more than
10X on the top end.
7) Illuminated reticle
8) Budget up to $1,500.
I'd appreciate any advice. I am not interested in lower end optics.