Thge Vortex Viper PST offers alot of bang for the $$$$. I just steered my brother into one of these for his starter long range .243 Win. rifle. The Vortex Viper PST is a good mid range level scope which tracks well and has extremly good elevation and windage turrets for the price.
A good piece of glass is like a fine piece of ass. There is no known substitute known to man, and neither are cheap.