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$250 scope for .223, MTAC?

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    Posted: February/09/2019 at 20:10
I'm looking for a scope to put on a .223 that will take a beating.  This rifle will ride on an ATV as a dispatch unit.  It will be dropped more than once on the ice or slimey clay.  It may be used in weather from 110*F to -25*F, sun, rain, snow, night.  Shooting from 100-400 yards to target.  Target size will range from the palm of a hand to a paper plate for ethical placement.  Turrets must be covered so I'm looking at my first Mil-dot reticle.  Resettable turrets are preferred incase the mil-dot is too much for me.  Weight is not a concern.  Eye relief is not critical but must have enough forgiveness to be shot in a T-shirt or a hoodie with a Carhartt over it.  Budget is $250.  Is this asking the impossible?
1) Reliability 
2) Light gathering/transparency (never heard of HiLume)
3) Clarity (color is not important but sharpness for ethical shot placement is)
4) 4-12 magnification

Would a new old stock (marked down from $400) Burris MTAC 4.5x14-40 with G2B reticle be a good choice?  It does have too much range in the reticle.  Should I be looking at a different scope?
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If I were to stick to all of those requests very strictly I would opt for the hawke vantage 3-12 solely because it has side focus. I am quite opposed to A.O. style focus for field use. If you dont mind using an A.O. optic the burris including the droptine is a good choice. And if a 3-9 will suffice the leupold vx freedom in tmr would be my number 1. The weather/conditions you describe sound like where I'm located in Alaska and I own all of the optics mentioned above except the burris mtac. All function as good as can be expected in  -30f. All magnification, diopter and parallax adjustment WILL freeze solid at those temps on all aforementioned optics.
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