Varmint hunting demands optics that are good. With a budget of $250 on a Bull 24. This is a varmint rifle that demands a high power scope. I am getting the RRA Predator Pursuit Rifle and I am toppign mine with a Nikon Monarch 6-24x50mm scope.
The Bushnell Trophy 6-18x40mm
is going to be more productive on the hog fields and the Coyote draws.
When walking the fields we keep out scopes turned down to the lowest power that way we can pull quick off hand shots if need be. If we see a grass guzzler out at 300+ yards we have the time to sit crank the power and place our shot and call it. I have had shots present from 25 to 450 yards in a matter of an hour or two while out grass guzzler hunting.
I am one of the few people that will tell you to stay away from Leupold lower end lines VX-II and below they are not of the same quality or even close to the quality of the VX-III or VX-3 line and above. In the lower lines you are getting the cheapest glass they can buy and then they mark them up because it says LEUPOLD on the side. I had a VX-II and it SUCKS my Bushnell elite 4200 6-24x40 was brighter clearer and much better for less money. I have since got a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x42mm and love it like a son. That is why I am going with a Nikon on my NEW hog stomper. I would buy the Lower end to get going then I would save money and when I got enough money I would upgrade to a much better scope.
Thats just me.
I prefer scopes in the $500-800 range as I think you get the best bang for your buck with these scopes. You are finding more and more with side focus and coating that equal the higher priced scopes.
Check out Optics planet and look around there most of the scopes there offer free shipping and they are great to deal with. Also look at SWFA Quality optics and accessories from Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Nikon and more!
if you look at the upper right hand corner of the screen on their home page look for "The Sample List
" these are factory refurbs and demo scopes that are just as good as brand new and a fraction of the cost.