Im just starting out upgrading my savage model 16"s optics, but i cant make up my mind between the nikon monarch 3 x 12 x 42 or the 4 x 16 x 50. I know that with the 50mm that the scope will be higher, but what are any other advantages or dis-advantages of either that this newbie might not know or thought of. The gun is a 300wsm that is used for deer & elk hunting mostly, but i also shoot alot of targets and woodchucks in the summer practicing. The gun is also going to the shop for some tunning and a new barrel this spring. Just figguerd i would see what you guys suggest before i shell out the 400 George Washingtons that i have been saving by packing my lunch the last 2 months. Please dont tell my wife, she gives me my lunch money every day !!! Thanks.....J.R.