Today is my second oldest son’s birthday, he’s 9. I gave him a Leupold VX3HD 4.5x14 to put on top of his Kimber 6.5. I was debating between that and the ol’ classic 3.5x10. I decided to go with the 4.5x14 because of the side focus. I’ve never had that option while growing up, but ever since I bought a scope with it, I love it. My shooting eye is screwed up (long story, injuries) and has a hard time focusing. Over the years of looking through scopes, I always couldn’t get a clear focus until I had the option on a scope. So I figured why not pay the extra money and give him that option as well. Hopefully he enjoys it, time to start shooting it!!!