Any old Western guide will tell you. Spend $2,000 on your Binocs for you will use them 8 Hrs a day. Spend a $100 bucks on the on the scope you will only use once.
Western wisdom before the discourse starts.
I picked up a Simmons WT 6.5X20X50 for a CZ 527 .22 Hornet. This gentle little rifle is low recoil and will not be horse packed. The WT is great for shooting paper and Prairie Dogs. Check MidwayUSA it is a good buy. Good Luck.