At the moment I put all my info together to buy/build a lightweight stalking rifle, also to be used maybe once a month to practice a bit. A few years ago I could buy 2 Zeiss 6x42 scopes, with the idea that if I ever needed a scope they were there. They still are there brand new in the box in a cabinet. Most gunsalesmen try to talk me out of this scopes as being unsufficient for normal stalking. Offcourse when I use these scopes, as I had in mind, they don't sell one. Years ago I had a 1.5-6x42 and never felt underscoped.
Rifle will be a 308 or 30-06 for stalking in the UK , Eire. Woodland, hill, open country, ....... Whatever comes available at a decent price.
What's your opinion ? Are there still 6x42 users around?