Trying to figure out which way I should go with my elk hunting rig. I currently have a 5-20 Monarch 3 and its great but I feel like it may be too much. Right now I feel confident in a 500 yard shot, I dont shoot often at those ranges but im capable when I do. I was thinking of selling the scope and going with a 3-9 powered leupold. I dont want 9 mag not to be enough and loose out on an elk bc I couldnt see it well. When I shot at 500 it I was at 12 power and never went further, also I do feel like 12 power for 500 is a bit much. We were shooting for groups with a perfect scenario shooting set up. I feel less shaky at 9 off of something than 12 power.