If thats the case i'd recommend a fine duplex ret. With a good set of turrets, like the m1 range on leupold... or nightforce range.
varmint ret. will be too cluttered for extended range i find....
Snap - you and me both. I learned to shoot long range with aperture sights. As you know, you can't "aim off". Dial it in, boy, dial it in. As I said above, KISS. I don't want all this crap in my field of view . . .
Looks like a fixed mag scope, around 12x, 1/4 MOA/click turrets is gonna be my best bet. Back to where I started from. Now, if you want to talk maker I've taken a lot of long shots with a camera. Nikon make some classy 'scopes . . . and they always were the best glass . . .
personally think your away of the mark going for a fixed mag due to the range variations you intend to shoot...
i'd recommend any glass by the germans, also leupold lenses are excellent, nightforce also, you know all this already
Dialing in your range isn't rocket science, all you need to figure out is bullet drop, and your away.
look through a range of scopes if you can before you buy... on the range if preferable..... maybe even shoot a few rounds...
To many jump in to quickly thinkng a certain ret. is for them, only to find it too cluttered, etc...... too thick, to thin.
buy a scope set in the second focal plane too..... So the ret will not increase or decrese in size once you turn up or down the mag.