My first post here guys. My hunting buddy and I just ordered a couple of 280 ackleys and we've pretty much selected Leupold as the scope to top them off because we've used them for years and because we live in oregon and they are so close, just in case. I have been researching them for weeks and the choices have been overwelming me in this case. Which Reticle, 3.5-10 or 4.5 to 14, VX3 with turrets and mil dot or just go with the mark 4, first focal plane or second?????? I'm pretty sure that the vx3 3.5-10 x 40mm is what I want but... Can someone give me their experience and comments on the first focal plane reticle option? (I'm not even sure this is an option on the VX3 but i'm still considering the mark 4 too) Comments on the M1 turrets vs. the M2 turrets for hunting use. (I understand the click adjustment 1/4 and 1/2 moa difference) just want to here real world experience with them? The guns will be 7.5lb and I like the reduced weight of the vx3 vs. the mark 4 but I'm considering benefits here too. Thanks in advance.