Re: Budget LR Scope
I would have to politely, but whole heartily, disagree with the Mark 4. While the reticles and range of adjustment are impressive, the glass is not any better then the old VX-III....but for a lot more money. There are much better options out there from Sightron, Zeiss, and Bushnell that beat the Mark 4, glass wise.
In your price range the Sightron SIII series is probably the best overlooked value of the market right now. Grab one before they figure out what they got and raise the price.