Originally Posted by elkfence
I have a new Remington Sendero 300 Win Mag that I plan to hunt elk with. I would like to shoot anywhere from 100-1000 yards. Which Leupold scope would be the best option for me? I would like to spend $1000 or less. Please send me your suggestions. Thanks!
On that budget check the classifieds here, over on Sniper's Hide and on Ebay. Don't be afraid of a used Leupold, if there's a problem the lifetime warranty from Leupold is worth it's weight in gold.
I'd say look at the VXIII and Mark 4's preferably with 50mm Obj's. The 4.5-14x will get you there pretty well, but the 3.5-10 is really a bit weak at beyond 750. You can get buy with the latter if you have a good spotting scope to really score racks etc and pick out the one you want to go after however.
If you catch them right you can probably find a 6-20x50 or 8.5-25x50 in your price range especially if you are willing to be patient. Post Christmas sales are usually great for optics.