SXS, to answer your question about the vx6 you're considering, one of my deer hunting buddies has a vx6 2-12x42 on his 300 win mag and he absolutely loves it especially the clarity because he has poor vision. I personally don't own any vx6 scopes because of the price being in excess of $1k. You can get the vx3 4.5-14 which is what I have for my 270 and 223 with almost just as good clarity for half the price of a vx6. However, if you don't mind spending the extra money then I don't think you can go wrong with a vx6 scope. I wish you all the best in choosing your new scope.