I would also recommend the Clearidge Ultra XP5. This model has be compared to some high quality scopes. like the Nikon Monarch X, Leupold Mark 4, Zeiss Conquest and every the Nightforce NXS. You can see a little more at Clearidge Optics - High Quality Rimfire and Riflescopes.
yes I just sold my meopta and loved it but it had the illuminated dot reticle and the dot is just to large and gets larger at higher magnifications. I am pretty sure I am going to go with the VXIII 8.5-25lr/t, I really like the scope and Bass pro has them for $599 right now. I just sold my meopta for $700 and don't mind saving up a little more and going with something in the $1000 range now.