They definitely hold their value. BEAST may be overkill for me too. I guess I'll find out. Both March can focus down to less than 10 yards. Novel bullet proof zero stop. Two good reviews on SnipersHide Forum-one from Fireguyti and another review by Ilya. Both reviews compare to other premium scopes. Mine are both nonilluminated, but illuminated are available, just much more expensive ($300-500). The 3-24 is $2260 and the 5-40 is $3200 (nonilluminated). No other premium scope can match their options in a package 2/3 rds the size and weight of others. Weight is a big issue on hunting rifles. These scopes have been out for several years now and are dependable as you'll see in the reviews. 5 year warranty.