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.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...