If you really love your dad, you will buy him this scope. Yes, it's not cheap. But it performs like European optics that cost twice as much. So, in a way, you'd be saving him money in the end. (See what I did there? You're welcome, Dad.) The backbone of this first-focal plan beast is a 34mm tube, heavy-duty turrets, and a throw lever zoom, which runs from an up-close 3.5x to reach-out-and-touch them 21x—all in a short 13-inch tube. The illuminated G3 Christmas tree recital is fast, giving you 10 MOA of hash marks for elevation, and 8 for wind, so you don't need to run the turrets on every shot. The turrets have a zero stop, and 100 MOA of elevation adjustment, and 60 MOA for windage. This all adds up to a killer precision rifle optic. I was told so earlier this year, when I signed up for a precision rifle school. I emailed the instructor, and asked about scopes providing a list of tubes I could bring. He wrote back in less than an hour: "dmr all the way." —M.R.S.