I am undecided on which magnification range to choose for my new M70 Extreme Weather 325WSM. I am waffling back and forth between the 2-7x33 size and the 3-9x44 size. However I would consider something such as the 2-8x44 Zeiss Conquest. My use would be for relatively close range up to 300-400 yards maximum.
The price range is flexible, somewhere between $400 and $1,000 or so.
This would be for general use harvesting black bear, elk, etc. This will be for use in AK as well as British Columbia. Right now I live in California, but will be moving north to Vancouver Island or possibly Alaska fairly soon.
My other primary rifle is a Ruger Alaskan in 375 Ruger, which will be scoped with the new SWFA 1-6x24.
Any recommendations welcomed. I have spent hours searching the archives, but still need help!