Have a Savage 10 FCP HS Precision in 308 on order. Very excited, but I have no idea what optic to put on it. I do most of my shooting at Clark Rifle and their longest range is 300 yards, however I plan to do this On Target Solutions intro to long range shooting class out in Madras this summer, and it will involve shooting up to 1000 yards. I also gather that if I join Douglas Ridge I can shoot 1000 yards down there. I'd also like to add that this rifle will be for bench/target only. Don't plan on lugging it through the woods chasing fuzzy critters. My initial thoughts were along the lines of the Leupold VX-2 or VX-3 in 6-18 or 6.5-20, respectively. I had a few people tell me that to properly reach out to 1000 yards, I'd need to step up to a Mark 4. My question boils down to... Do I need to spend $1200+ for a Mark 4, or can I get away with $550 for the VX-2? Also, note that I am not necessarily committed to Leupold. I am open to other manufacturers, but my primary question is will I be okay with something in the ~$600 price range, or do I really just need to suck it up and shell out the extra $$$. Thanks.