Re: Need help w/Scope selection
It won't take long to see my liking for Bausch&Lomb Elite scopes. The 6X24 4200, or 4000 if you can find them, provide excellent optics, reliable and repeatable turrents, excellent customer service, and very reasonable pricing.
For the "short" range stuff, this is an excellent scope. The scope only has 26min of elevation adjustment so you may have to use Burris Sig rings to adjust. Chances are you won't have to do anything.
Burris would be my next choice but since most models do not come with turrents, aftermarket ones would have to be added. For a few, they will add turrents to almost any scope at the factory. My recent experience with Burris Customer service was very good.
Don't be afraid to consider used in good condition. All of the larger, reputable companies offer lifetime warranties even if you are not the orig. owner. This way you can afford an "expensive" scope and know that if anything goes wrong, it will be serviced for free. In general, used scopes are half their retail price.
So you could buy a "$800 to 900 scope retail" and stay within your budget. Definitely look for target turrents with 1/4 MOA adjusments. The 1/8 MOA may be a little fine for your distances.
Enjoy your new toy...