Hello all, I just bought a 6.5 Gibbs on a tuned mauser 98 and now I need a scope for it. This gun won't be a pampered gun that rides to the range once a week in a hard case, it will bounce around the country in a pickup and possible (but hopefully not) get knocked over or dropped a few times. The rifle should be capable out to 1000 or 1200 yards so I want good quality optics but hunting running coyotes you sometimes need low magnification so it needs to be adjustable, preferably form around 4-20. I would like good usable turrets with a zero stop and some kind of mildot or moa reticle. I will use it occasionally in low light and I have a friend that told me that the biggest limiting factor in low light use is the tube size, basically you can have the biggest objective lens they make but if it can't get through the tube, it's pointless. Is that correct? If so that would limit me to a 30mm or bigger tube. My price limit is $1000 so that throws another kink in things. I have looked at minox, vortex, nightforce, ior and more but just need some help to come to a conclusion. The minox only has a 1" tube so, according to my friend, it's not good for low light plus there is little good info on them, the vortex seems good but i'm skeptical of a new company that I have heard very little about, the nightforce is too pricey and so is the ior. any and all opinions and suggestions would be much appreciated. thanks in advance.