Re: Budget Scope Advice
Burris with the Ballisti-plex scope is probably the best lower priced scopes I have used and still use with these older eyes. My nikons won't 'clear up' for my older eyes but the Burris's do. My son has the 3x9 on his 25-06 and the reticule dots/points work out perfectly for hitting milk jugs out to 600 with 117gn handloads. My CVA 50 cal MZ has the 4.5x14 on it and it work out perfectly to 250. As far as rings or bases if replacing get a set of Talley's and be done.
Solid scopes and solid bases. Look no further. I raised five kids too.