Now I know Jo Jo has recently had a thread up asking about an optic for a 308 rifle, but he's looking to operate between 100 and 500 yards. In my case, I have no open space longer than about 200 yards, so that's as far as I will be shooting. My entire life I have shot iron sights exclusively so I know essentially nothing about optical sights. At the distances I'm looking at, is a red dot type sight practical or should I be looking at a scope? What I need are some suggestions for a sight for a Savage Axis in 308 Winchester that will be used to hunt deer and the occasional nuisence animal at ranges between point blank and 200 yards. I'm only going to be paying about $300 for the rifle, so I don't want to put more than that into the optic and I would like to put less but still have something servicable. Any help you can provide would be welcome. Thank you.