Re: long range Scopes in the $400 range.
Unless you want some type of ranging reticle, first one to go to is the Vortex special from Cameralandny. 20x with a duplex, good quality, best CS, priced a under $300. From there on up, Vortex is hard to beat. My beginning scopes are Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14 Mil-dot. I like them for the price and the adjustments are holding well. I am looking to upgrade a couple and will probably go with a Vortex PST 4-16 with their dead-hold BDC. I use dots for windage and it gives you a couple to use without being obstructive. Optics are great and ergonomically easy.
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