The Leupoldís are great scope and will do the job better than the other ones I will talk about but they will do the job. Iím a big believer in you pay for what you get
I tested a Bushnell ELITE 3200 5-15x40mm Tactical Mil-Dot on a 223 and it worked well. The turrets have positive clicks but they have play in them, the main tube has a nice feel to it but it is a 1Ē tube, the obj is well marked but feel a little cheap, and the Mil-Dot reticle is a little on the thick side for me but the Bushnell Mil-Dot will do the job. Over all it was a nice scope for the PRICE. It was not robust enough for me to have it on that 223 for the 223 see some abuse so I put it on one of my 22 rifles.
Here it is on my CZ 452
The Leupold MK2 are nice and fill better made.
are nice to have for holdovers. I use holdover for quick shoots and wind-age. For a lot of people the duplex will work just fine.
We have some used Leupold scopes in stock that are in very, very good condition.
57180 VX-III 6.5-20x50mm Long Range Target Matte Varmint Hunters (NEW $879.99) Asking $680.00
55152 VX-III 6.5-20x40mm EFR Target Matte Fine Duplex (NEW $669.99) Asking $500.00.
Here is a link to the used scopes:
Mike @ CSGW