I have two scopes that I have relied on for ALL of my big game hunting: - Schmidt & Bender 2.5x10x56 with a German #4. I have this scope on a Steyr Model M 30.06 most of the time, mounted with a forged schwenkmontage claw-release system. I have used this scope on over 50 hunts, on and off the rifle, and from no-light to bright lights in the artic, this scope has performed. I have never lost my zero when removing and replacing the scope. I used in once on a .378 Wthby and fired over 30 rounds through a Lazermark - same level of performance. If you have the money to spend, don't waste it on lesser scopes. - I recently put a Nikon African 1.1x4x24 Illuminated German #4 on my Ruger Mark 2 .375H&H Safari Magnum, and this scope is remarkable. The optics are incredibly clear and just as good at the shorter ranges as the Schmidt and much better than scopes costing 2-3 times as much. Mounted with a Warne system, I have no lost my zero when taking the scope off the rifle, and the red/green illumination dots are adaptablet to a number of environments and light conditions. This is a VERY well made scope at a reasonable price, and perfectly configured for dangerous game.