The $250 Redfield at BPS gets good reviews. I've been looking at it myself, and that unit seems to be a very good value. But if you're willing to spend $500-$600, I'm sure you can get something nicer.
Well, last time I asked about anything under the $300 threshold no one had anything good to say, so I thought I'd go up a range and see what the verdict is. I missed a Leupold Kenai at $515 a while back (they're 800-900 a lot of places) but I see a lot of scopes these days around $500 and thought I'd ask about feed back. Are the Bushnell's in that range any good? Brunton? is the Leupold Ventana worth it or just are there better for the money? Is Alpen a trustworthy brand? These are some of my questions.