Hello all. I am brand new to the site. Great information you guys have here!! Anywho.... I just purchased a .340 Weatherby Accumark, and have not touched it yet. I am mainly going to use this for Elk hunting, and wanted an effective 600yd gun with alot of Ft/lbs on impact. I found a really good deal on a new one, and bit the bullet. Now I am wanting a long range scope to place on it. I have been looking at a Vortex Viper PST 6x24x50 Illuminated FFP. I don't know much about scopes at all, but have been told I want a FFP not a SFP. I have heard good things and bad things abou tthe Viper, but that scope if around my budget. Will it take the beating of the .340? Last thing I want is to shoot it a few times, knock it off, and then miss an elk. I would also like an illuminated scope, as I have never had one. Me and my Dad are going on this trip together, and want to make sure I have all I need to make a great memory ( it will be a blast, but it will be icing on the cake if I can take a bull). How would you outfit this gun? Scope....Mounts....Strap.....Bipod type (if any). I got it to come with an Accubrake, so hopefully that will take some of the recoil out. Also, what shell would you go with? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!!