I agree with George, especially since you're shooting a .17. I'm a big fan of Bushnell scopes and Natchez periodically runs sales and has demo units in the 3x10 or 4x12 range. Look at the 3200 and 4200 models.I have always thought a 4-12x or 4-16x scope was ideal for an all around varmint scope. I feel higher powers than those are all right off the bench but if you are shooting off a bipod with a walk around rifle the lower power is better.
First focal plane (F1) I find is very useful IF you have correction tables or graphs in MOA (or MIL) as the stadia (etc) references remain accurate regardless of what power (a variable) scope is set at.Also, is first focal plane have a better advantage?
Well, that's cuz mebby I didn't 'splain it very well.VX2 6-18 is a favorite of mine.
After reading Paul W's explanation I don't understand how I ever hit anything. Gonna re- read that a few times.