I've made the jump to 300 and can't wait to get to the range to let a few loose. Iron sights get me to the range but I want to see what scopes are good. I've been looking at a couple fixed power in the 3x and 4x range, Nikon has a dedicated 300 scope in their P-300, Several 1-4x options. Budget will be under $500. Furlough is still happening as far as I know, but I'll make a little fun money while I'm in Missouri. I'm not in a hurry, just fishing and curious what you guys are running.