So this is the skinny. I need a good quality scope to put on my .270 for this hunting season. Challenge is due to some unfortunate circumstances cash is VERY short right now so I would like to be under $300. I know, you get what you pay for and no one knows this better than me, but sometimes you have to do what you gotta do. Obviously used is fine, so if you have a lead on one, please pm me.
I am hunting in an area where I can easily take shots out to 600 yds (& am confident doing so as I spent many moons behind an M24 in Iraq). There are a plethora of scopes that fit the criteria below and trying to get my hands on them all to check clarity etc, is not only unpractical but virtually impossible. Hence the request for your professional help and input
I would like the scope to meet the following.
-4-12x40mm (or larger)
-Good eye relief
-As wide a field of view as possible
-30mm tube preferred but 1" ok
-Side parallax adjustment
-Mil-Dot or equivalent reticule. I have seen several "range finding" reticules that are acceptable but I guess my default preference would be regular old mil-dot as it is what I know. But again, any of them should work.
Thanks in advance for your help!