Re: scope shopping
You cat go wrong with a Leupold but you may also want to look into Sightron, Vortex, Weaver And Minox. IMHO I think you will find you get more bang for your buck. All the above scopes will do one thing better then another....ie, Sighttron has GREAT tracking, Minox is light and compact, Vortex PST is lighted etc... All GREAT glass, as is the Leupold.
Camera land has some great open box specials on Ziess & Minox, their warranty follows the owner.