Hey everyone! I’m in the market for a new scope for my 300 Roy. I’m looking to go up in quality a bit over my other scopes such as vortex vipers and Leupold vx2s. I’m an 18 year old college student so I don’t have unlimited funds but I really want this to be my go to big game rifle, with hopes of taking it out west on a mule deer or elk hunt in the future. I would like to spend less that $800 so there are some good deals going on for Leupold mk 4 4.5-14x40 mildot for $629, there’s also a Leica ER5 3-15x56 for around $650, or would a vortex viper hst or something of this nature be better? Maybe a Zeiss HD5? I would consider a nightforce shv if it would be worth it, but I’m not a huge fan of the IHR reticle. I really would like some sort of ballistic compensating reticle. That’s what is holding me back on the Leupold and Nightforce because I’m not sure mil dot is the best for hunting. And the nightforce IHR reticle is the only one in my price range. I shoot often out to 500 and would like to start to stretch the range a bit more, though not in hunting situations hopefully. If the situation did arise I would like the capability to take 600 yard shots on game. Thanks everyone!