Some food for thought there thanks.
I can see that the Falcon T35 may be the way to go for a pure bench rest scope, the larger objective, side focus and parallax down to 12yds or so do hit the right buttons. I must admit that the fine crosshair is great for BR. I am still thinking that it may be worth trying a decent(ish) zoom scope to cover more uses.
The downside of most of the options seems to be the reticle although a 30/30 may well do (if there is one). Whilst searching for the price etc. on the T35 I came across the Falcon T50, is this any good for the purpose? The Bushnell 4200 seems to have disappeared from most websites so has that now gone?
Monty, whereabouts and when do the Bucc's shoot, it may well be worth a trip down to take a look.