Didn’t realize a 2-10 or a 2-12 was a huge scope....that size scope is fairly compact with 1 inch or 30mm tubes and 42mm objectives, normally in the middle to lower side of what manufactures offer in magnification options, and provides quite a bit of flexibility for both close to longer range shots. Seems perfectly appropriate for a 375, 9.3, 338/300 win mag, etc. that can reach out 300 yards, or more. I personally like to zoom in quite a bit when I take a shot out past 200 yards so I don’t have to squint at a low power shot picture. Generally run my scope all the way in (2x with my new Leupold) when stalking, but once I get an animal located I’m swinging the quick throw lever to bring that animal up close. With these new scopes having such high mag values now, what used to be a 2-8 or 3-9 is now 2-10 or 2-12 or 1.7-13.