Hello EVERYONE. Been awhile since I last posted. My computers crashed (thanks to my teenage boys), then it came into rescue season at work and to top it off, one of my best friends passed away and I had to help with his final arrangements and estate. Sad to think that our hunting adventures together have ended.
On a lighter note, I thought I'd get back into things with a new thread. I shoot a .300 Weatherby Magnum and will be taking that on my ALaskan hunt (and no, I don't care who thinks this is too small because I've killed big and small, close and very far away and never had an issue). What I do want an opinion on is a scope. I currently have a Leupold 3x9x40mm Vari-X II on it and have for years. It's served me well, but I just inheirited a Leupold 4.5x14x50mm Vari-XIII AO. Aside from the sentimental factor of using my buddies scope, which would you recommend between the two? I think the 50mm lens will probably carry more light in low light conditions, but 4.5x is as low as it goes. Give me your thoughts.