Lots of ways to answer this one, so I'll stay very short.
Are you primarily hunting with it? How far are your typical shots?
If so, the best bang for your buck is one of the Leupolds. I prefer lower power scopes, so use their old 1-4's and 2-7X33's on several rifles. The 2-7 Rifleman is a great scope for usually less than $200. Wally World usually has these, near me.
The new Weaver scopes are pretty amazing, too. They are a bit less than the comparable Leupold. If they still offer it, they had a very nice 1-3 a couple of years back. My buddy uses one on his .350 Rem Mag. Great scope out to 200 yards, or so.
Hunting season is too short to rely on anything less than these scopes, in my opinion. I hope this helps.