A good rule of thumb is the scope should cost about the same as the rifle.
Cheap rifle, cheap scope.
quality rifle, quality scope.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost