Hi there, new member, first post, been lurking a while and trying to search the posts but not finding what I want. I've been shooting 4 years now, bow hunter prior to that, always learning and still a lot left to learn about long range shooting. I live in BC, Canada I'm starting to get really into shooting, slowly getting together reloading gear but not reloading yet I shoot a 243 and 300wsm and very confident to about 300 yds...I'm trying to expand to my confident range to 500 yds on game and shoot paper at 500 to 700 new rifle savage 16fcss in 270wsm, and looking for a new scope, my current scopes are 3-9 and 4-12, regular duplex reticle and no external moa turrets I was looking at the viper 4-16 and 6-24...the 4-16 seemed to have a subtantially brighter image than the 6-24, but I haven't taken them outside the store yet to compare them for my 500 yd goal, is the 6-24 over kill? does the extra magnification reduce the light gathering capacity of the scope? not yet having much experience, is the 4-16 sufficent at up to 500, or will the extra magnification really help me? thank you for any tips and info, cheers.