in scopes. As a general rule, for hunting and fine guns, your scope should be 50% of your total budget and the other 50% for your gun. Think about it; you look at stuff a lot through your scope, but in most game situations, you don’t pull the trigger that often. I’d save up and buy a scope that I knew was decent, rather than shop purely on price. If you are looking for a GREAT deal on price vs performance, I really love the Bushnell 3-9x32mm AO. It runs around $79 at Midway and I bought several of them to put on cheap springers and the like, and several people who have borrowed these guns have remarked how brilliant and sharp these scopes are. They are floored when I tell them the price. Stay away from Leapers and BSA at all cost. Tasco is decent, the old tascos made in Japan are excellent, the newer ones are so-so. The old tascos were made at Japan Optical Works, the same factory that makes the current Bushnell/Bausch & Lomb 4200 series.