Looking to build a semi lr gun for target shooting and even deer hubting. I'm looking to do a 6.5creedmoor on an encore frame. What is a decent scope to use? Not looking to sell my first born to buy it but also don't want to skimp and not be able to see the target at 5oo+ yards
Buy the best thing that you can afford. Everyone's perception of scopes and costs is different. I usually go with a 6-18x or 6-24x for long range scopes. I tend to prefer Leupold, Nikon, or Vortex myself. I just ordered a Vortex Viper PA 6.5-20x50mm from Camera Land of NY on sale for $320 + free shipping which I thought was a pretty good deal. You may want to spend more, but I certainly wouldn't spend less.
I was always taught to spend as much on optics as you do on the gun. Nikon, Leopold, or even a Redfield who is now owned by Leopold are good choices. Always shake my head when I see someone with a $600 + rifle with a $75 scope on it and the guy saying it fogged up which was why he missed a nice buck LOL!.