school me on scopes and rings
so its looks like im gonna place a T3 hunter in 6.5×55 on backorder from eurooptics.com. their CS has kept in contact with me and I feel satisfied buying from them.
now while im waiting for the rifle its time to learn about optics! I don't know much as ive never used glass before aside from red-dots. im reading every thing I can about how modern glass works but im having trouble with all the dang acronyms and terms used which are foreign to me. at any rate I was once told you should spend at least as much on your scope as you did on the gun and that will work for me. the gun will be just under $700 so that's the cap im setting on the optic.
I know I need a scope good for both close and semi-long ranges, lets say 20-200 yards. the area I hunt in varies from heavily wooded to open patches with ponds to shoot across. however the gun will be most commonly used for punching paper at 100 and 200 yards at local ranges. I also would like some recommendations for rings. im willing to spend a little more (within limits) to get lighter weight and a firm hold.
here is a scope ive been looking at:
I like the above scope for its low bottom magnification which I think might make close range shots a little easier.
any advice, tips, scope recommendations would be appreciated! also if there is a website somewhere that lists the acronyms related to scopes that would be a big help as well.
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