My question is which type of scope would be best? I have someone who is wanting to give me their Vortex Diamondback 4-16x44 scope for it but to me who's never worked with scopes, have a feeling it's a little big for my use. Although the idea of long range target shooting does appeal to me, I don't think this is the kind of rifle I'd use that kind of scope on. I'm talking hunting in East Texas where the ranges might never reach beyond 300 yards, although I do want to be capable of doing 600 yards if need be. That said it seems to me that a 3x9 scope will suit my needs adequately. I'm looking at a Vortex Vanquish 3-9x 40mm scope which looks about right for what I need. I'm new to scopes, please explain to me what I need to know.