Target. The region is Socal so sure to all the terrains u mentioned.What type of shooting does your friend intend for this? Hunting? Target shooting? Both?
And if for hunting, what type of terrain? Meadows? Mountains? Forests? Deserts?
For heavy timber, thick brush, i use a 1.75x6, or Iron sights. A 3x9x40 is a good starting point to look at. But the conditions of the terrain are important before one should make their decision. More input please
thats funny.. thats exactly what he told me he was looking at when he talked to me today.. so. thanksI am not going to suggest one way or the other for this scope, so he will have to do some homework and research it, or better yet, go to a store and look through them, but Cabelas is having a good sale on Nikon Buckmaster scopes
Cabela's: NIKON BUCKMASTER SERIES RIFLESCOPES
$129 for a 3x9x40