nikon, and burris, also vortex. all make great to good scopes for well under 200 bucks. you might have to search a little bit.
i paid 90 for my 3x9x40 vortex. so far its worked good. fairly clear glass. slightly thick reticle.
i paid 150 for my nikon 3x9x40. its performed excellent, very clear glass and great reticle.
i want a burris next, just need to finish building the rifle first. hehe.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.