Well, NeverMiss, if you must rely on something in that price range, you might want to try a Redfield scope. Here's one with an MOA reticle:
Redfield Battlezone Rifle Scope 3-9x 42mm TAC-MOA Reticle Matte
This one, although not a Redfield, does offer the MilDot reticle you referred to:
Redfield has been adopted by Leupold and the quality is, IMO, better than most scopes in that price range.
However, I'd recommend that you save your money and work up a notch or two with some vision toward a Leupold, Zeiss, or similar mid price range scope that is more likely to hold its zero, have better optics and be less affected by atmospheric changes or accidental movements of settings from a bump here and there.
If you select a MilDot reticle, make sure you determine what the term "MilDot" means to the company that manufactures the scope. MilDot usually means one mil (3.6 inches - center of one dot to the center of the adjacent dot) at distance of 100 yards and at a given power level; usually the highest power on a adjustable power scope. However, some manufactures use a different scale (Zeiss for example) and unless you find that out in the beginning you may find yourself frustrated when trying to range with your MilDot reticle.
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