I think it depends on what you're after, caliber, and to some extent, how you hunt. I recently put one a scout setup on a 45-70 marlin guide gun that I hope to use for wild boar. I went the scout scope route for a coulple reasons. I did not have one yet and wanted to try one out, I liked the idea of fast target acquisition, and being able to shoot with both eyes open was also appealing. The extended eye relief on stout 45-70 loads doesn't hurt anything either(don't have to worry about busting your eyebrow open). All in all I like the set up for what it's for, and would do it again, even though my friends have mixed feelings on the scout scope. Even though I'm pleased with the scout setup on that rifle for hogs/enormous zombies, I have no desire to swap my standard eye relief scope on my 1895 .44. Different rifles with different intended uses. Good luck with your decision.