I've been curious about what members prefer when scoping their Sako hunting rifles. (Not so interested in "tactical" rifles.) Do most members prefer 1"-tube scopes, or are the newer 30mm. models gaining ground? What magnification or magnification range is preferred. I'm guessing that brand preference will tip towards Leupold, but what other brands have members found to be good? Over the past 30 years, my go-to hunting scope has been a Swarovski 3-9x36 (1" tube). My first ones were labelled 3-9x36 Habicht Nova, and they have evolved over the years, with improvements in lens coatings and the addition of many new reticles and ballistic turrets, to the present-day Z3 series. Here’s the current Z3 3-9x36: And my favorite reticle is the 4A, pictured below: I’ve had one of the Swarovski 3-9x36 scopes mounted on rifles used for many different kinds of big-game hunting—open country pronghorns, high-altitude open-tundra caribou, all species of deer in many different environments—and mostly with a 7 Rem. Mag. The optics are crystal-clear, and it is compact and light—12” long and 12 oz. With its 36mm objective lens, it can be mounted low (which I prefer for proper cheek weld) and keeps the rig relatively light, balanced, and manoeuvrable. At 3 power, it has a 39 ft. field of view at 100 yards—the widest, I believe, of any 3-9 scope--and, even with its 36mm. objective lens, it picks up light even in dark, wooded conditions like those encountered when hunting our Columbian black-tailed deer. My guess is that most members favor a 3-9 or 2-7 on their hunting rigs, but what are your preferences overall?