I have decided to rescope my 300Wby with a 4x12. I have a Leupold Vari-XIII on it now. I decided to put that on my 280 since I use that gun a lot more these days. I have mostly all Leupolds and a few Bushnells on my guns. I have never had a Nikon and have heard a lot of good about them and was impressed with the pro staff clarity. (I forgot to mention I am trying to keep this in the $250.00 and less category). I kind of like the BDC reticle on it and the eye relief also, but don't like the fact it's made in China . I looked at the Redfields and like their clarity and the fact they are produced in the Leupold facility, but am not a fan of their BDC type of reticle. I find it confusing that you would have to hold on the top of the circle as opposed the cross hairs for a 200yd or less shot which most of here in Pa. have been. The last candidate is the Bushnell 3200 which is on sale for $219.00 (usually $319.00) at cabelas and has the rainguard and the AO instead of the BDC style reticle which I am used to from my Leupold. The eye relief is not as good as the other two that I mentioned which is the only potential drawback that I see. I now this is a long question, but I want the best bang for the buck, especially if I find myself out west or up north taking a long shot on a caribou or elk which is what I would most likely take with me. Your feedback is appreciated.