Advice needed for a new rifle scope
I realize that the question I am about to ask is going to be a bit like throwing a bone to a pack of hungry dogs. :D
In the latest issue of Safari Times, Craig Boddington had an article titled "How Much Gun Is Really Enough?". It's a very good article (aren't his always?). If you haven't seen it, here is a link:
How Much Gun is Really Enough? | Hunt Forever
At the end of the article, he recommends a low power scope with a lighted reticle. I am about to buy 375 H&H (most likely a Winchester Model 70) and will want/need a scope for it. The top contenders seem to be Swarovsky and Trijicon. Leupold has a good reputation overall, but I have heard some negative things about them in low light situations. I have ruled out Burris for the same reason (but with personal experience to support that decision).
What brand/model/power would you recommend for a DG hunt (buffalo or lion)?
Is an illuminated reticle legal across Africa or are there countries that don't allow them?