Hi Buddy, and a big thanks for protecting us all.
Let me tell you a story, I have been in this game now since I was 8 years old and to date I have owned:
More than 7 Gun cabinets
in exccess of 15 scopes (I have only ever had three full bore rifles)
These are just a few items that I have multi owned and now recognise I need to replace another 3 scopes that will cost me in excess of $5000.
Simply because I was too keen to wait until I got what I wanted/really needed and the cash was burning a hole in my pocket.
Had I got what I really wanted/needed I would not need to spend the next $5000 and I would have reduced my cabinet ownership down to about 3 and saved thousands selling things 2nd hand that I no longer need or was suitable.
You wife is absolutely right in what she's saying:
She told me to get the one I really want....which is the IOR or NXS.
So go get the IOR or NXS.
If you don't I'll bet you will in a year or two, cos thats what I'm going thro even today:o
They are a lot of money, but the best costs and its true; spend the cash and cry only once, you will be saving in the long run believe me, I've cried alot
One final point; You have a custom made rifle by one of the reputed (only reputed cos I can't afford for Kirby or Shawn to build me a custom rifle and so i have no direct experience of these guys work) best gunsmiths of all time, your rifle and you deserve the best so "don't ruin the ship for an Ha'peth of tar"