Looking for recommendations for optics for a .223 and a .308. The former will mainly be used for longish range (up to 250m max) vermin control, the latter for target & field. Target may be anything up to 400m, field unlikely to be over 150m, some dusk and dawn shooting involved.
Have been considering a Sightron 10x42 for the .223, and perhaps a Leup VIII of some description for the .308
Considerations for the 308 glass are that it must be possible to either use a graduated ret (Mildot or whatever) or it must have enough turret adjustment and accurately re-set to a 100 yd zero.
That discounts a lot of budget scopes which I wouldn't waste my time on anyway, although they are getting better. It was a wise man who once said "only a rich man can afford to buy cheap glass!"
Budget is up to £800 new or used (both scopes) so a tough ask!
I'm minded to simply keep a few budget scopes (Nikko Stirling Gameking 3-9 x40) as a stand in for the .223 until I can afford something much better and not restrict myself as much for the 308.
Any and all suggestions welcome with your experiences of same.