I’m not sure what your objectives are but I’d look hard at the elevation travel in the Vortex. I have a Gen 1 PST 2.5-10x32 and have shot quite a bit with a 5-25 gen 2. They both track well but the 5-25 doesn’t have the glass clarity or travel in my opinion to get the most of the available zoom. At the price point you’re entertaining I’d through the Steiner 4-16x56 in the mix. Supposedly same or better tracking with better glass and, being a 34mm tube, probably a good bump in the elevation range.