What's the best VALUE in scopes?
I just purchased a Savage 111 in .270 win as a "carrying rifle". I need some glass on it, but I don't want to spend a lot ($350 or so max). I hunt the thick hardwoods of eastern pa and 90% of my shots are well within 100 yards. Once and a while, a 200 yard opportunity presents itself.
I want an optic that it between 2 or 3 on the low end, and 9 to 12 on the high end. Needs to have clear glass, objective under 44mm (1" or 30mm tube).
I was thinking about either a 3-9x40 Weaver Grand Slam Tactical from Midway, a Nikon Monarch 2-10x44 with the BDC reticle, or something from Vortex. Id like i e able to shoot a little diatance, hence my liking of the BDC and turrets on the Monarch. also, "2 power" is best for my close range shots. I'd love a PST 2.5-10 or SS 3-9, but can't afford them.
I'm looking for suggestions for my price range. Anyone?