I would ask where your hunting first?
What is the distance you will be shooting?
I have a leupold 3 by 9 40mm on my knigt disc. I hunt Ohio,WV and PA. Except for WV most shots would be under 100yrds so i am going to change the scope and put a straight 4 power on it. If you dont have much time shooting this ML yet you dont need a scope that will reach out very far.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...