One other item to consider is the need for a low enough low # to allow you in very low light conditions at any range, in a noon time storm or at sun rise or sun set to zoom down to a 2, 3 or 4 and get MAX light on glass and your eye for TARGET ID ( is it a big spike or a legal 4x4 - even at 100yds., I have needed this feature & my tools let me down).
I took my $709..2008 mod......Leupold- VX III LR 4.5_14 x 50 BC to a dealer at sunset (called ahead) and tested against the $2,200 Zeiss Victory Diavari 4-16 x50 and Swarovski Z6. For a cloudless 30 min. after sunset I rotated through all 3 every 3 < 4 min. -up and down the power ranges at 100 yds-horse-barn and fence.
My old Leupold was out of the race after 15 min. due to looking at NE corner of a hill bottom.
The Z & S were about equal. You could hunt in the dark with both on a clear night and in a field where you did not have a sex or points type restriction or it being legal (i.e.-hogs etc).
I went with the Zeiss Victory Diavari 4-16 x 50 cause I wanted German Glass. I have been in noon time storms that NO scope could help you at any range or power. Dark is dark! I consider a 2, 3 or 4 a bigger advantage than jumping up to a 56MM OB+ and having a 5 or 6 as the bottom number.
Just my needs and opins.