Well, I believe the Simmons aetec on my 270 is about to bite the dust. Speaking to the wife, she gave the okay for a new scope in the 300-500 range. So I've thought and over thought the whole thing. I'm really interested in 3 scopes and wanted some opinions. Options are: 1. Zeiss conquest 3-9x40 2. Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10x44 3. Nikon Monarch 3-12x42 Being honest with myself, I'll likely never take a shot over 400 at game with this rifle. I would like to target shoot at 500 one day though. This rifle is pretty much deer only, mainly in woods with most shots under 200. Longest to date is 315. Which would you go with? I'd like to be able to shoot 0-500 yards with accuracy. Low light performance is a must as well due to dusk and dawn in the timber. I've read a lot of reviews, but I value the opinion of the members here most. Thanks, Chris.