All right here are the 2 deals I had come across me.. I done made my decision but wanted to see what yall thought..
Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40.. Awesome shape used one season.. $200
Leupold VX II 3-9x50.. Put on the gun and shot through one session at the range.. $300
I chose the nikon due to be able to keep hold of the extra $100. Im buying it at the end of our rifle season here in TN. My hunting partner didnt want to take it off and rezero his rifle this close to end of season. He is getting rid of it because he doesnt like the BDC reticle.
Do yall think the Leupold was worth the extra $100??
In it's price range, the Leupold will always get my nod. Lifetime guarantee - even for a second owner, longest eye-relief, etc. I could go on, but since you've already made up your mind, I'll be kind. The Nikon is very good quality, too.
the question to ask yourself is," if money were no object, and there are those that it isn't, what scope would i choose?" that would be the best choice. seeing how $$ is an issue with most folks............do what is best for you.