Originally Posted by Sharpshooter243
Here is the PST I'm looking at:
and here is the Leupold I'm looking at:
Between those two it's really no contest. The PST has better reticle, better knobs, matching knobs and reticle, zero stop, illumination, better eye relief, hysteresis free parallax knob, will beat the Leupold optically on the big end while still having a bigger FOV on the low end and is available in FFP, SFP, Mil or MOA all in your price range. That's a mouthful.
On the downside, you might need to wait a week or two depending upon the model you want. And it doesn't have huge amounts of elevation travel--mine has about 53.5 MOA of "up" left after zero on a 20 MOA mount which might not be enough for some applications (though it's more than enough for the ranges you're talking about).