Re: long range rifle scope
For the OP's 6.5X68 going 3100fps with a berger 140VLD he should only need about 21.9MOA to get to 1000 yds from a 100yd zero. The weaver 3-15X50 has about 42MOA adjustment. From dead center, this would be pushing the abilities of the scope. The EBX reticle can help here since it is subtended to 7.98MOA with dots and then @ 14.6 MOA for the post.
The vortex is a much more expensive scope, and per the original post he is looking for something that won't break the bank, and still be serviceable.
Also, can somebody comment on whether 15X is enough for long distance as I believe that was also part of his original question.