I have been reading a lot of reviews here by Koshkin and others. I have about 10 scopes now, almost all mil-dot, mostly from lower end players like Simmons (although mine are the older, better quality scopes made in the Phillipines) and Millett (their newer 6.5-25x50 scopes).
I would like to get one really good mil dot scope so that I can see what I am missing. My budget is $500 or less. I would like variable power up to 20-something. I usually shoot from a bench or a bipod out to 500 yards with 223s and 308s. My centerfires are all either accurized AR-15s or Savage 10FPs with one-piece picatinny rails.
My preferences are:
Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 Mildot
Sightron SII 6-24x42MD
Burris Fullfield II 6.5-20x50 Tactical
Burris 6-24x44 Signature Select (although this is apparently out of my price range)
Would appreciate comments from all.