Thanks for all the recommendations. I decided to go with a Zenith Z5RS mainly for its HK licensed manufacturing and the nice bundle of extras it comes with. I like that it uses push pin lowers (like POF). I also like that the finish looks outstanding (unlike POF). Price was decent at $1625.00 from Classic Firearms.
Form 1 is in the mail, can't wait to put an A3 stock on it.
Not sure about the Vortex, I had it lying around and wanted to try out the mount that came in the box.