I have a .280 Remington that I plan to hunt with in December out to about maybe 600 yards or maybe more, with plenty of practice. I at first was looking at a Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST w/FFP (based on recommendations of this site) but it is a little out of my price range. Now I am looking at a Zeiss 3-9x40 Conquest with a rapid Z 600 reticle. Just wondering, if you think this scope is enough for this cartridge and range. Can any one who has this scope tell me your experiences with this type of reticle and scope in general. I have an old Leupold 3-9x40 VX-II with friction adjustments and just want to upgrade. Budget is around $500.