I am very seriously looking at a new scope for my 300rum I have looked at Night Force, Leupold, Nikon, and Bushnell. I have come down to a Bushnell elite 4200 30mm tube 6-24x50 with a mil-dot reticle. For three times that much my second choise is a Night Force NXS 5.5-22 NPR2. I am having a very very very hard time trying to justify a 1500 + dollar scope that will not get used a whole lot, this summer I plan on shooting once a week 20-40 shots out of that gun at most some weeks less at 200 yds or so some weeks more when were shooting out to 700-800. This is a hunting gun only for elk and deer. I am taking it to Idaho this fall, after this year it could sit in the safe for 5 years who knows. Where I live is a shotgun only area so no rifles and if I go up north the 280rem will most likely get the nod. So is it really worth it to spend 1500 for something that will only get used every three or four years or should I put the extra money into binos, spotting scope, ect. thanks all.