I was in the same price range once but decided to spend an extra 100 bucks and get a Sightron Rifle Scopes- SIII SS 6-24X50 Dot it is worth the money i got a price of around $700 from my local gun smith
I'm going to agree with Phorwath on this one and go with the Sightron S3 in
6-24x50mm. I have not had much luck with the Sightron S2, but after looking at the glass of the S3 about a month ago, I ordered one. If the turrets are repeatable, this will be a great scope for the price. They will be even more popular when Sightron comes out with a MOA reticle. Put a bug in there ear for that one.
thanks for the comments fellas...
I agree about Sightron S3's they are indeed a great scope the money..if they only had better reticle choices.
And the Leupold V3 Varmint reticle LR/T is a great scope too, mounted one last week on the bench gun cause my Kelby's weren't high enough for the NF.