Do yourself a favor...Go to Cameraland's website ( A vendor on this and many other sites )...keep watching under the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x by 44mm section. They have one of these scopes discounted to $279.99. They're sold out until April...but this scope...for the money is a killer deal. I put one of these on an AR-15...great scope..not sure there's much else that will compete with it for that money. Here's a link: Vortex - Camera Land NY
That way you'll truly have a $500 scope for a few bucks more than your $200 budget.....worth the extra $79.99. Then you can take your time and save up for that "Expensive" scope but still have a great reliable scope to fall back on or a spare.
I'd be very cautious about the Sportsman's Guide optics...a lot of them really aren't worth messing with. And it would be a real PITA to keep sending scopes back and forth. They are a clearing house for a reason.