I'm building an SBR ar in 300aac. I think my existing 3-9x that works fine on the current 16" barrel will probably look goofy on the sbr, so I am exploring options. Primary use will be broad daylight shooting cans and sticks and targets, probably with subs, at 20-50yds. It might see some time hunting pigs at dusk. While a red dot might work for you, my eyes don't like red dots much (astigmatism) and my vision isn't that great anyway, so I like a little magnification. athlon talos 1-4x24 9.2" long 18oz illuminated $140 leupold vx-freedom 1.5-4x20 9.3" long 9.6oz $170 probably the new hog reticle. nikon monarch 1-4x24 9.3" long 12oz $190 (refurb) millett dms-1 1-4x24 11.3" long 18oz illuminated $150(camo) or 180(black) if I go with a 30mm tube I have to buy a new mount. Do you think the illuminated reticle is worth the extra 8oz or length? in the illuminated category, I like the reticle and turrets of the millet. But the size of the talos. also, millet is not my favorite brand.