My lady just put a Vanguard LazerGuard .308 on layaway.

We will use it for deer/elk hunting and I am 57 years old. I don;t think I want to pack anything out from a 1000 yds!

So I am thinking a Nikon Bushmaster II 3-9x50mm should be enough.

I am also thinking I will buy the Talley mounts direct from Talley. Someone has said the medium mounts will mount the 50mm just fine.

Any inputs to help me out?

Some say lapping is necessary. I suppose I should be prepared for that? What could I use to check the mating? Whiteout?