Re: Scope advise
I have both PSTs', the 4-16 and 6-24x. The 16x has much less critical eye relief, I think it would be a much better hunting scope. The 24x is nice off the bench.
When you pick a scope, make sure you like the reticle. That makes or breaks it for me. I never thought I would like illuminated reticles or red dot center, but they have their place. On a overcast day or near sunset(or sunrise), I use the PST's illumination a lot.
I also love a red dot center in my scope for predator hunting, but that's shorter range.