A LITTLE MORE OF THE PICTURE AND SOME OPINION: Ya know for me, choosing a scope is difficult. I live very isolated (thank God) and can't run to a gun show or a dealer and check something out; that is why I am asking you guys, the pros, the users, those with user experience. I have to balance my needs and wants with what I am willing to pay. Some of you have several guns and several AR's and a hand full of different scopes, wow what a life you lead, congradulations but consider my life, I have one rifle, an AR 15 in 5.56 and a ARP 6.8 Upper comming. I already have more in this gun than I thought (about $2100 with the gun and new upper and a ARGold trigger). I really only want to buy one scope for this "million dollar project" and have a complete hunting system but when I ask for advise someone says, "Get the best." So I say ok. Then someone says M-223 is all you really need, so I say OK. Then someone says, well get a Nikon Monarch not an M-223. Then someone with something else. I use to work in sales and I learned that when someone buys something they usually praise it just to reassure themselves that they made a wise purchase, perhaps some of that is going on in the advise and perhaps some of you don't really need a scope at all. However for me the scope question has now become clouded. I am sure some of you guys could kill a deer with iron sights at 300 yards so why should I bother with a scope at all, you can do it, why can't I? Can I tell you? Becasue I can't see very well and I am hoping that a real good scope at killing distance I can distinguish what I am shooting at. Unfortuantely my vision problem glasses won't help, it is an injury to the lense. So I can either give up hunting or try to find a real good scope that I can use and enjoy hunting. I am not angry, just perplexed.