I just recieved my scope back from fitting new turrets.
Now I think I'm close to the perfect hunting scope for my 308. S&B Zenith in 3-12x50 with the FD7 reticule. This is a very fine version of a No. 7 which is also great for shooting crows at a distance. The flash-dot projects a red dot onto the reticule and can be adjusted to very bright for daylight driven game. The 3-12 mag just about covers it all for deer hunting.
To cater for the drop and wind I had the small precision hunter style bdc turrets fitted.
These are just about perfect for my needs. Single turn, so you don't get lost. Small design that doesn't get hung up when carrying around. Clicks are tough enough to avoid accidental adjustments. The elevation turret is simple, even in the dark one can simply turn it to zero and from memory 3 clicks up is 175m, 6 up is 200m and 15 up 300m with a mild 308. I would mostly keep the scope at 3 clicks up being ready for anything up to about 200yds.
Only draw back is that these scopes are a bit on the heavy side for hill hunting, but then again very sturdy. At least the zenith is a nice bit lighter than a tactical scope.
I'll try save weight on other places.
Elevation turret will do a max of 32cm at 100m.