Excerpt: What a super scope for compact rifles, short actions, and muzzleloaders. I have 3 older Vari-XIII's, two on Encore muzzle loaders and one on a Rem. M7 308. They have functioned perfectly. This is a super all purpose scope, and know that 2.5-8 will get you done on 99% of all hunting situations. L eupold has legendary durability and great customer service. Optically these are tough to beat, and this latest iteration of the venerable VX line is the best yet. Great choice.