Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 F1 ticks all of my boxes. The only thing I am concerned about is the weight. In general I prefer a heavier rifle for carrying in the bush. I like the way it tames the recoil and in general it just feels more stable to me.
That being said, are there any hunters that use the Nightforce scopes in a similar way to what I describe and do you mind the weight? Does the weight make your rifle 'top heavy' or do you find that it at least for you doesn't matter? Being that a NF scope isn't exactly cheap, it would be helpful to hear from views on both sides of the coin when it comes to hunting weights.
The Vortex Viper PST
FFP in a similar power range is lighter, but I have heard mixed reviews of the glass. I suppose that I don't need optics made strong enough to run a Sherman tank over, so if I had a bit less weight that would be fine.