Too much scope for Remington 700
The Nikon Monarchs are very good scopes, and I have hunted with them from Africa to some Western states. My favorite is the 2.5-10x42. No need for me to have a 50mm objective lens with a higher than necessary optical center, and a parallax adjustment is just something to get in the way. It's nice to see you're wanting to put a quality scope on a really great gun like your CDL.
Take a look at this article, "How to Buy a Riflescope" that I wrote a few years ago. A bit dated in terms of bullet drop compensators, but still relevant.
If you are really planning on shooting at 500 yards, which most people realistically never will, then yes, you may want to have more magnification, but the overall usefulness of your hunting package will be diminished.
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