I have a remington 700 (I don't remember if its an ADL or BDL but I know its the fancier version) in 7mm Rem Mag. Right now it has something like a 4-24x50mm simmons. I'm looking for something a bit high quality and something with a smaller objective lens. Heres the catch, I only have about $200 to spend. So, I was looking at the Leopold Rifleman 3-9x40mm and then seen the Leupold VX-1 Scope 3-9x 40mm for about $20 more.
Two years a go I made a shot at about 250 yards and got the deer in the heart. I would have never taken that shot except for the fact that I had never held the rifle that steady in my life. My father in law and I argue about that shot, I say its closer to 200 yards, he swears its over 250 yards. Still, I know I'm capable of good shots and appearently the scope was good enough for the shot or maybe I was just lucky, I don't know. Still, I would like to have a higher quality scope for my pretty decent little deer rifle.
What do you guys think? What scope is the best for about the $200 price tag? I say about, I could up or down about $50.