I'm having a play with a little stumpy lightweight .308 at the moment. It will get used for woodland stalking, HD and possibly a bit of driven Boar. I will not have all the clutter of bipods and bits on it, designed for sticks and freehand shooting.
I need to put a scope on it, but as it's all a bit of an experiment at the moment so I don't want to go mad price wise. Scope has to be reasonably light - 500 grams ish, variable with low power 1.5 or below, high power 6 times or above. It needs to be illuminated, preferably with a dot you can see in daylight.
Not sure about the 20/24mm objectives, I think something over 30mm would be more flexible, especially when in woodland/low light settings.
Have looked at the following:
Nikon Monarch 1.5-6*42 - £500
Nikko Sterling Diamond 1.5-6*44 - £140
Sightron S111 1-7*24 - £500
Has anyone else got any other ideas which fit the bill and what are the opinions on the Nikko Sterling? Looks pretty good value on paper!