I have also read comments that for the price a Swarovski or other high end European scope might be better.”
Scopes certainly do get brighter than VX-IIIs though, and most European scopes are, such as all Swarovski and Zeiss scopes. How much more you want to pay for slight increases are up to you.
I would recommend the VX-7 if you made me say yes or no, but here’s a couple others to look at. Keep size and weight a factor. I just used a http://www.opticsplanet.com/swarovski-av-4-12x50mm-rifle-scope-tds-plex-52037.html on last month’s antelope hunt and it was great, although I generally don’t use scopes with that much magnification. It also has a one inch tube and it’s a bit lighter than the following classy recommendations that would be appropriate fits on your custom gun:
Take a look at one of my all time favorites if weight and size are a factor:
Good luck with your new gun and scope. Use great mounting hardware.”