I like top notch optics so with your budget my advice is either a Weaver V3 if you can find one or Weaver V10. The V3 is a 1-3x20 (see photo) and the V10 is a 2-10x38. V10 reviews
EDIT: LINK TO V3
Sale on V10s:
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Last edited by sholling; 11-15-2012 at 7:35 AM..