Broken scope, need opions on replacement
Went on a deer hunt last thursday and I forgot my rifle scabbard, so I borrowed one from my hunting partner. The scabbard was brand new leather, never used, but age unknown. About a quarter mile from the trail head, my horse bucked and then I noticed why. One of the straps on the scabbard had broken, rifle dropped down horse bucked breaking other strap and in the process bent the tube on my sightron 4-16 target scope on my 338 rum. I returned the scope to sightron to see if they can repair it, but with the way my luck has been this hunting season, it is time to pony up for another scope.
So, this brings me to the big question, what scope to replace the broken one with? I have read some good things about the sightron SIII and I am currently bidding on a new 6-24x50 with 30mm and side focus on ebay. I am also bidding on a used Vx-III 6.5 -20x50 with 30mm and side focus with target turrets that is only a couple of years old and appears like new. I have read some mixed reviews of leupold vxIII's as to less that great glass. Maybe I should buy them both and sell the one I like the least or buy them both and put one on my 300 rum.
What do you guys think?
Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3025/180 NAB @3300
Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 27" Broughton 5C 225NAB@3300 /300gr Berger@2830
Savage LH 22-250