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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...