Hi chaps. This is a subject I've been pondering since shooting my .416 Rigby and realising it's actually not so bad. Does anyone here have a similar gun, I guess .375 and up or a mid bore Weatherby type round with a larger scope fitted? I ask because a lot of deer shooting here in the UK is done at dawn and dusk, and scopes like the Schmidt and Bender 8x56 are very popular. I appreciate that may be a bit much for it but is there anything on offer that will work with this level of recoil and offer an exit pupil size of 7 at decent magnification for maximum light gathering? For those who don't know, the average eye can best make use of a 7mm circle of light exiting an optic. Anything bigger than that is wasted around the outside of the pupil and anything smaller produces a dark image because not all of our potential light gathering is used, hence for peak performance manufacturers aim for around 7. 6x42 - 42÷6=7, 8x56 - 56÷8=7 etc. So a x20 scope is at it's best at 2.8x, a little low really. I'm looking at a Leupold 2-7x33. That'll give me about 5x and still work well at last light whilst winding down to 2x for close up shots. What do you think?