I registered on this forum just to be able to respond to your OP.
I used to shoot mostly highpower competition...but, like you, the cost started getting a little much.
I could go into a long post with a lot of history. But, let me summarize with this:
I have a Remington 504-T that I bought last October. I use it to shoot local matches 100 & 200 yards. I've tried several scopes on it and, with the exception of my Nightforce that I use on my .308 Highpower rifle, none have had the "comeup's" for 200 yard.
I finally decided to put the money up and bought a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14x40 TR/T scope. I just took it to the range today and it works beautifully. I expect it will enable me to shoot X's & 10's at 200 yards with no problem.
Bottom line: 504-T cost me $650.00 last October. TR/T cost me $650.00 this week. I'm on Social Security...but, worth every penny I spent.
I'm enjoying life.
Good luck with your shooting.
P.S. The Leupold LR/T has a 30mm tube. And, has 100 MOA adjustment...which you probably will need if you're going to shoot past 100 yards. It also has the best Parallax adjustment I've seen in any scope.
Last edited by Weathermaker; 04-12-2009 at 03:50 AM.