I used an Aim-Point 2x dot on a 7x64 for driven Boar, when i zeroed it I found you could use it quite happily out to 200 yards at a target.
All my shot's where taken under 75 yards on the Boar, the largest was around the 100kg mark.
Would not hesitate to use one for woodland hunting.
You have the right idea save up and treat yourself to a Steffen bros, or a McFarland, you will never regret it.
I have a vintage ST. Croix 6'6'' x 6 2pc but it will fish a DT 3/4/5/ WF6 they are so versatile and you can feel every thing right down in your hand.
I also have indulged...