I have a 7mm rem mag on the way. I'm mostly a bowhntr with minimal high power experience, owned mostly 30-30. I know the 7 mag can take the long poke. I have a new Nikon Pro staff 3x9x40, but it's the silver model and will look pretty silly on this wood and black matte gun. thinking about jumping up in power just a bit to 4x12 or more. I'm in KS and my longest shot would be 300 yrds, not like you Western guys going WAY out. Would I be okay with a 3x9? I'd like a smaller obj so i can mount low. Any thoughts?