Dave, You have already purchased a quality rifle, look for a quality scope. I have a Nightforce 3.5-15X56 that I put on anFN SPR. It has over 100 MOA of elevation adjustment, and you can not beat the clarity and quality of this scope. A 338 is not a lightweight rifle, so I wouldn't imagine weight would be an issue. You may have to raise your budget of $1500 by a few dollars, just a few, but you'll not be dissappointed.