I've got a Colorado elk hunt planned for this fall, and now have a reason to use the 1977 BAR I inherited from my dad. The rifle is a beauty, and I think the 10 rounds I put through it last week, doubles the number of times it has been fired.
Anyway, I am in the market for a scope. I can't afford to go top of the line, but I'm not going cheapo either. My buds that have been hunting Colorado for years tend to push me towards Leupold, but I really like the Nikon Monarch series. In particular, I am looking at the 2.5x10x42 with BDC reticle. I've found it for $359 online. What are some thoughts? Same vendor has the 3X12x42 with sidefocus for $20 more, but I'm not sure how the SF works.
What do you folks think?