I believe in using a Quality Scope regardless of your interpretation of Long Range Shooting. Whether it's 100 yards or 800 yards a Quality Scope does the job. I believe in Leupold myself. I find the accuracy is as good as the shooter, the Quality is Un-Questionable. I use a 6-18 x 40 for my Savage FC SR Bolt Action 308 which may be more scope than what I need however the clarity of my target leaves no question as to the result. I have a Ruger American for Plinking and I use a 4-12 x 40 for under 200 yards. Both give me confidence for the shot / shots I will make. I'm sure the opinions will vary on scope preference however for me......Leupold has ALWAYS been my go to scope.