I have had my fair share of scopes and am currently using a Zeiss Victory Diavari FL 6-24 X 56 T* on a Tikka T3 light in .243, but feel my critical last light performance is being compromised by too much glass.
I can hear you all now, well ditch the high zoom scope and go for a fixed 8X.
I came from a stunning S & B 8 X 56, but as an active club member found I just couldn't compete in the stalking comps, sometimes out to 300yds, getting the Zeiss fixed this, but I feel I am missing out on last light shots as a result.
I have looked at the 72 mm objective version, but that's a big piece of glass to haul around (any comment/experience?).
I sometimes find upping the power on those longer range/ difficult shots in cover really helpful, and find 10-12 commonly used and on odd occasions, 16-20 X even for stalking.
Am getting a .260 (maybe subject for a new post!), so may be able to split the two disciplines in the future, but in the meantime......
Whats your thoughts on the best zoom range, glass quality, make, model, to allow for competitive and stalking needs into that last light shot?
(waiting for the bun fight!)