I settled on the 6.5 Creedmoor(I had a previous post). Looking for advice on optics now for my encore. I'm looking at the Burris 3-12x right now. It will be used for hunting 90% of the time, either whitetail or pigs. I don't see myself really using the 12x, but from what all I've read, and from previous experience, the eye relief and clarity diminishes with increase in scope power. So I'm thinking the 3-12 will be good to about 8. Only other experience I have with pistol scopes are simmons and some old fixed power tasco that were made in japan. Both are pretty decent scopes, I just wanted to go with something a little better for this project. Budget is 450.