Based on some responses, reviews, and personal experience, I think i'm going to go with another Vortex Viper or Vortex PST. Great Glass, Great Warranty...
The jury is still out on the rifle though.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson, 1776