Welcome to the forum! Im in NC but originally from Apple Valley, MN!!!
What part are you in?
I also had no need for NV, so I went with the 512. As far as the submersion, if I'm 10 feet under water and still holding onto my rifle, something has gone terribly awry and I don't think an extra 23 feet is going to matter to me. YMMV
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