For New to Intermediate Shooters, you can't go wrong with the Nitrex Two 3-15's that Natchez is selling.
I believe the model I have linked below also gets a 100.00 rebate until the end of December. 3-15X50
Same As the Weavers(same Company) that sell for much more.
Once they are gone, I would assume they will not be produced as the mothership wishes to go with Weaver name brand. So with rebate, you get the Weaver comparable scope for 200.00 bucks. That deal is smoking, and jsut so you know, I put my money where my mouth is and bought two.....Optics are good but not quite equal to my Zeiss Conquest. Turrets are acceptable. Not as good as the PST's supposedly but then they are not available. (apparantly starting to ship so they should start to trickle in) I also have Vortex scopes and like them as well. This is a short term opportunity, once the Nitrex 2's are gone r if you just can't pull the trigger on them I would vote Vortex Viper and if you can wait, the PST is looking sweet.
Nitrex TR Two 3-15X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies