Okay I've read all the scope recommendation threads and have learned a lot but still confused. I know I want somewhere around a 14 power at the top end, a milldot reticle in first focal plane, and it needs to be repeatable and reliable for a long time. The real confusion is the price thing. Some post say some scopes in the 300-400 range are tough and been used for years, others say not to buy anything under 800 and you get what you pay for. I can spend up to 1200 but that will put a real dent in any other hunting supply purchases. You can't hunt with a scope by itself. To me the long term reliability factor is much more important than xray visoin type clarity. I mean what am I really getting with a 1200 dollar scope that I'm not getting in a 600 dollar scope? Any suggestions with that criteria in mind would be greatly appreciated as well as any insight on the 600 vs. 1200 question.