My name is Jon Parbst and I am a new member to this sight but have been reading informational posts on the site for a couple months. To say I am humbled by your knowledge and my lack of it would be an understatement! I appreciate any advice given. I have a .30-378 Weatherby Mag. in a Weatherby Accumark Rifle and I want to extend my effective range for hunting. I would love to have a scope that i could practice with to 1000 yards, which would make the 500 - 700 yard shots on a game animal much more doable. Currently I have a Leupold LPS 3.5-14 on it and have been told by the leupold custom shop that they do not do work on these for long range shooting. I have been looking at Vortex pst and hst scopes and have heard both good and bad on them. I am trying to spend $1000 or less and am looking to choose between either leupold or vortex. I would appreciate any input on this decision. Thanks!