A 2X7 optic is a great idea, but I want something larger than a 32mm objective. Missouri Department of Conservation has set the Alternative Season (almost anything but a centerfire rifle) around Christmas and New Years day. The weather during that time can be quite gloomy or dreary. I want at least a 40mm objective and finding a 2X7X40 is challenging. A 3X9X40 or 4X12X44mm is easier to find and more cost efficient. I do mostly ladder stand hunting so weight is not an issue yet.