Please help, I'm about to buy my first rifle and obviously need a suitable scope. Two proffesional stalkers have both advised me to go for a 8 X 56. The local gunsmith is telling me I want a 6 or 7 X 42. With the gunsmith stating that the larger scope was developed for boar shooting in the moonlight.
I'll be stalking in woodland, and spending some time in highseats at dusk and dawn. I also plan on stalking reds on the open hill. Can you please tell me what you think?
Thanks in advance.