Ok guys, thanks for all of the help narrowing down my scope selection for me. This newbie to long range shooting really appreciates it. I am down to two scopes I'm trying to choose from and they are these two: Hawke: Hawke 6-24x56 Sidewinder 30mm Riflescope Vortex: Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope Which one of these will be my better option? I like the mildot reticle on the Hawke but am tempted to try the Dead Hold BDC reticle rather than Mildot if I go with the Viper...any thoughts??