I am looking at the Nikon 4.5-14x40 Buckmaster Mdl 6469 or the Millett 4-16x50 Tactical 30mm Riflescope Stock # - BK81008. Both are comparable in price. But I am curious as to which would be the better scope, in regards to the light gathering ability, toughness, and ability to retain zero. I have had a previous millett scope and was very happy with its lowlight capabilities and ability to hold zero. What I wasn't happy with was the toughness. (side focus quit working).
So is the Nikon the better buy or is there some other scope out there with the same features that I could consider?
Whatever I choose will be going on a PSL-54C with a side mounted rail using Super Sniper rings. I am going to be shooting a 7.62x54r 203 gr SP round. The ranges I am looking at using it in are going to be in the 100-300 yard range based off the geographic region I'll be in.
I know there are much more expensive scopes that are much better, but currently I have a budget to work with and these scopes fit within that budget. I would be interested in other scopes in that price range, but am not as familiar with them as I am with the Nikon and the Millett.
Any comments and help would be appreciated.