Hi guys!! First post here but have been reading for a few weeks. Ive been hunting for a few years now (18) for mostly whitetails around the midwest with Shotguns, Rifles & Muzzle loaders. So I've got a fairly good eye for glass and I'm heading out to Colorado this fall for the first time Elk hunting with hopefully many more trips to come. Anyway it was a good excuse to get a new rifle since I didn't "have one that would work"... Wife bought into that so ended up with a new Cooper M56 Classic in 300 Win Mag. on a deal I couldn't pass up. So now comes the fun part and I'm looking at the Leupold VX6 3-18x44 CSD. Thoughts? To much scope? I'm hoping to stay in the $700-1200 range. Its just going to be a hunting rifle with the occasional long poke at something 600+.