So I picked up a Tikka T3 Superlite in .308 last week. My intention is to have a lightweight hunting rifle for stuff like high buck season, hunting areas where I'm hiking in for numerous miles, what have you. I think the rifle is advertised to weight 5.8 pounds. Bought some Talley lightweight rings for it. Now I'm trying to decide on optics. I want to keep it as light weight as possible (what would the point be in buying a light rifle and sticking a heavy scope on it). I'd like to have 8x-10x on the high end of magnification. I don't foresee shooting it beyond 400-500 yards. Now after doing a little bit of looking around, I came across the Leupold VXII Ultralight 3-9x33mm CDS scope. I like the Leupold stuff I've owned in the past. I think that the scope is advertised at 9.8 ounces. It's also got the CDS which I like the idea of (had a VXIII with it on a custom 6.5 Grendel AR I used to own). I noticed today that Leupold also makes a VXIII 2.5-8x36mm scope that weighs 11.4 ounces. It doesn't have the CDS, it's a little heavier, but a few people have told me that the VXIII is "way better" and the 36mm will give me better low light shooting ability. Now I don't know how much that 3mm will make the difference or how much better the VXIII is versus the VXII. So I'd like to get some feedback. Any of you owned both VXII's and VXIII's? Did you notice a big difference in image quality or light gathering. Is it worth giving up the CDS and weight to step up to a VXIII? Both scopes are priced similarly so I'm not trying to be a cheapskate. I just want to know if it's worth giving up the features I want that the VXII seems to have.