I just purchased my first 50mm scope after years of concern over having too much bulk and mounting height.Some of these scopes are going to push me over my budget. Is there a benefit to going with a 50 mm objective vs 40 or 44 mm? 50 mm will gather more light, correct? Just thinking the bigger would be better. Always interesting to see opinions. The zeiss V4 is $700 at cabelas in a 3-12 zoom. How much zoom should I be looking at to shoot 400+ yards? The gun will be around $850 so that is pretty close. I need to keep the scope at no more than $600-$700...
Meopta MeoStar 3-15x50 from Cameralandny.
I had a 42mm bell on my Tikka using Warne low mounts(no rail) and was sure I would need to step up to mediums.
Surprise-The new scope mounted up perfectly with the Warne lows and even room for a Butler Creek flip up cap to protect the objective.
I have not carried it in the woods yet but really like the setup so far.