I have just purchased an 700 VLS 308. I intend to use the gun for some hunting, will be starting into long range (up to 500yds target shooting, Long range for me anyway. I am looking at several scopes and need some input. My considerations are: Leupold, Nikon, Burris, but am open to suggestions, not over $800 preferably. Also, what reticle do you recommend?