Scope selection for Savage 110 ba lapua .338. Leupold vs nightforce? HELP!?
Starting competition 2 year class from scoping, shooting, and reloading and need a setup to get started. Got the savage already and the reloader, brass, bullets, primers, Everything but the scope. Gonna be shooting 800 to 2000 yards. I was looking at the leupold mark 4 er/t (Leupold 110083 MK4*ERT M5 8.5-25X50FF Mil Dot) or nighforce nxs 5.5x22x50 mildot. I know you gonna say nightforce. I agree BUT:
The nightforce is second focal plane which I am a beginner. Don't know how difficult the second focal place is, but also considered the nightforce atacr if I am going sfp.
The nightforce beast is ffp, but its also $3200, so which made me think back to the leupold mark 4. Its ffp. I JUST WANT A GOOD SCOPE THAT WILL KEEP ZERO AND IS CLEAR. Dont want to run into problems and don't want to end up having to buy another scope. Will a leupold be reliable?
Also, mil dot / mil rad. / MOA. What is the easiest reticle to use? The nxs NIGHTFORCE NXS 5.5-22x50 Mil-Dot C196 - Mil-Dot Reticle - High Speed .1 MRAD Turrets - OPEN BOX
The mrad refers to the turret right. 10 clicks for 1 mil dot?
Also I don't want to run into any problems for elevation such as having to shim the rail...Would the burris signature (Burris 30mm Xtreme Tactical Picatinny-Style Rings Matte Medium Package of 2 ) be the lowest rings I can use with either of these scopes.
I am torn between these scope options. Any help would be useful.