dude i would love the vx5hd but they are way out of my price range unfortunately. I always do it backwards buy a expensive gun and put a 2-300 scope on it instead of getting top notch glass.Take a look at the Leupold Backcountry mounts if you are a Leupy guy. Same thing as the Talley mounts. That setup with the VX3 in 2.5-8 would be a sweet piece!!!
But if you want to go all the way on the scope, get a VX5HD in 2-10x42...just sayin...