Thanks for the advise. I just wanted to give a little update and feedback on what I purchased. I bought a LEAPERS 3-9 x 44 OPTICS
Crazy good value for the scope!
I would say the optics were inline with what I expected. They didn't blow me away but I wasn't disappointed either.
Illuminated reticle was surprisingly good.
138 inches of elevation adjustment in the scope!! And it was very repeatable. Knobs didn't have any reference as to how many turns off bottom it was, so that was a bummer.
One downfall was that the focus knob had quite a bit of play in it, but it did work, and yardages did correspond to how it was marked as long as it was dialed from a longer to close range focus.
Overall I was impressed and it has proved to be durable so far. I have shot with it for over 1000 rounds now.