Ok folks, here's the deal. I have a Rem R-25 (308). It is a M16 platform rifle with a Pic rail on a flat top upper. (No handle). It's use will be strictly hunting deer, hogs, yotes, and the like on a 3 days a week schedule once hunting season starts. (Its going to get used in the elements) Shots of 300 yards or more while hunting will be extremly few and far between due to terrain.
I do not really want to put a standard hunting rifle scope on it but I will if I have to. What I would like to put on it is a compact version of a hunting scope. (Shorter) Some other features I would like are:
Fog and waterproof
Some adjustment of magnification
A 40 mm lens if possible
Just a good, decent quality scope that works correctly
Now if you're going to suggest $1000 + optics, forget it. I ain't that guy. So under $300 with good quality would be great. From there up to $500 would require a conversation with the wife that may not be to pleasant if you know what I mean.
So what's out there? What's worked/didn't work for you? What would you stay away from? And why would you buy/not buy item. So, hit me with it.