Reading through and I started thinking 2 scopes and I also thought Aimpoint, maybe an aimpont and an existing scope in QR rings I own an EoTech I don’t use it enough as it’s on a .357magnum Lever action. I’ve heard Aimpont a tough as nails. There are many reliable illuminated scopes that are affordable through to pricey. There are Trijicon too. I’m not sure I would treat any scope roughly intentionally but I hear Aimpoint can take a beating. EoTech are used by military. The Aimpoint should fit Weaver base or Pic rail and many QR rings will do the same. What scope you add depends on budget but non illuminates Leupold are reliable and affordable. A VX3i and an Aimpoin could easily come in under the Swarovski scope options. Depends on your budget and your preference.. using that combo also allows you to have the scope sighted with appropriate ammo to be the PG rifle. I suspect that night critters from a blind would be taken close enough to use the Aimpoint All good in theory but I not as experienced as many others here.