I just bought my first rifle, a Remington 700 in 300 Win Mag. It came with a cheap scope, it seems ok at 3-6x magnification, but out at 9 it's terrible, way too tight to see clearly.
So, I was looking at a Burris full field 4.5-14x-42. It's around $300. I don't have that kind of money at the moment, but I'm ok with waiting and using the current scope at 3x if I can't accomplish what I want.
What I was hoping for was some advice.... I can spend about $150 right now to upgrade, or wait to get something better in that $300 range. Should I wait and get the Burris or another $300 scope or is there something out there that will work well at the $150 range.
What I'll be doing with the gun at the moment is punching paper, between 25 yards at the indoor range and possibly as far as 600 yards at my buddies ranch.
Eventually, I will be hunting with the rifle, elk most likely, possibly deer as well.