i have a 6.5x55 Swede Ruger rifle. It is about 8.5-9 lbs with a scope. Looking at my loads and bullet performance, it looks like I can cleanly take game to maybe 500 yards. I have been looking a couple of scopes. I really want to do this all by bdc in an under 20 oz scope. I’m thinking Vortex Diamondback HP either 3-12x42 or 4-16x42.....or the Nikon Monarch 3 in 3-12x42 or 4-16x42. Other options? I prefer the vortex due to it’s windage marks in the reticle. $500 is my absolute upper limit, but i’m way more comfortable spending $400. Although, don’t hesitate to post something more if there is a better bdc hunting scope out there....I just want to know. What do you recommend?