I just picked up a new Bushmaster Varminter in .223 with a 24" barrel. I plan to mostly target shoot & but since I live in coyote country I plan to try in on a yote now & then. I haven't much optic experience besides the Burris 3 x 9 that I have on my Ruger 77 30.06. I'd prefer to spend under $1,000.00 for a scope but would spend more if the extra cost was justifiable. My buddy tells my to buy a Vortex but I,m not real familiar with them & generally buy well know brands. I prefer quality over fads. I'm interested in mount opionions also! Thanks in advance for all of your suggestions!