I'm shopping for a new scope to put on a hunting rifle that I'm working on getting more accurate. It will be my first real long range scope purchase. Some of the things important to me: - Optic clarity should be very good (but not necessarily the best) - Vertical adjustment (probably 30mm tube) - Good customer service - Good turrets (easily adjustable, perferably covered, good markings) - Mil-dot reticule - Middle range magnification So far one scope stands out to me and that is the Mark 4 4.5-14x40 LR/T Target. For $675 it seems to meet all my criteria pretty well. The only downside I can see (on paper anyway) is the target turrets seem to stick up pretty high. The good is that they also appear to be covered, so if they do get rubbed against a scabbard or something they will not move. One thing I can't figure out with the Mark 4's is the price difference between the models. A model very similar to the one sited above is 50% more expensive and I can't seem to figure out why. Does anyone have any insight on this particular model of the Mark 4? What am I missing regarding the price relaive to the other Mark 4's? What other scopes should I be considering in this price range given my criteria above? Thanks everyone.