I am seriously thinking of buying a new scope. I currently use a S&B 8x56 which is great for woodland stalking but recently I've been getting into reloading and I'm finding it hard to test loads accurately with it as the mag isn't enough to accurately hold on the bullseye at 100 yds. Its also not very good on the range. Swarovski Z6 have always impressed me and I'm also tempted by an illumunated reticule.
So, what do I go for?
Do I need 56mm objective lens for stalking or will 50mm be OK? The great allrounder seems to be the 2.5-15x56 but I can stretch this to 3-18 or 5-30 if I go for the 50mm.
Is the Ballistic Turret worth having? It sounds like I'd need to spend a lot of range time at different distances setting it up
Which reticule - 4A-I or BR-I. I imagine the 4AI is cleaner but the BR-I more useful, expecially if I don't get the ballistic turret. I don't see the BR-I mentioned very much in ads for these, is there a reason for this?
I'm looking for an allrounder really, don't have any inclination to buy a new rifle but I like shooting on ranges at times. Rifle is a Sako 85 in 6.5x55.