Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?
I've hunted those woods & agree the vast majority of shots will be under 75 yards. Still, once in a while, a 300-400 yard will present itself and you should be ready.
For what you are doing I would recommend you go with either a Bushnell or a Nikon Monarch scope. Both are reliable with decent glass and companies that stand behind them. If either fails you will get it fixed or replaced for free.