My hunting /shooting needs vary a bit. Even more when i start reading sales advertisements. I have a Tikka CTR in 7mm-08. It has the ability to be a budget long range rifle. for me current goal is to achieve 1 MOA or better groups to about 500 yards, then target pests generally well under 500 but I want the ability to kill a dingo at 500. all things being equal i know I need to know range, elevation, wind and have a steady rest so most shooting is under 300 anyway Nightforce SHV was suggested in passing i didn't ask which model. that person also suggested Bushnell or Burris previously . He has scopes, skills and experience out of my league. I was thinking 50mm objective compact with some light transmission. Nice size balance on the rifle SHV 's can be had with 56mm objective or there is a First focal plane 50mm objective Illuminated the Dearest at $1600 A Zeiss 3-15x50 with Lockable turrets finger adjustable type. Currently $1050 Some forums suggest Zeiss is better glass less reliable turrets. Others are that Nightforce is better turrets more repeatable reliability. Not going tactical, regular bush travel maybe. Both have benefits but the Zeiss might be more of a hunting scope in the future and is maybe discontinued line on clearance. Nightforce is more a range scope i think, they may introduce more options in this class in future Im leaning toward the Zeiss but welcome comments. There might be some Coyote hunters here.