I admit I have a slight case of GCSS (Giant Cheap Scope Syndrone), for my fun range guns - I'm refraining from opening a new thread on this subject until I've taken photos of groups with the rifle/scope combos, proving that they can perform, which I will do. This is the scope I have on a 26" rem sendero bbl / mauser 98 hybrid in .243:
It actually seems to be a lot of scope for $300. Side focus. 30mm tube. 60mm objective. Mono-body construction. Fully multi-coated. I.R. Mil-dot. Comes with flip-up caps & sushade. I let you know after I've wrung it out.