There are some good 1-4 and 1-6 power scopes out there now with illuminated reticles that on low power are about like shooting a red dot but can crank up the power for longer range or more precise shooting. I am liking the Vortex Strike Eagle so far. Many manufactures are making such now. Burris has one that includes a red dot on top of the scope. Kinda a neat idea, not sure that its setup would work well on the Ruger with the mount that comes on the scope/red dot though.