I have a nice 10/22 I just finished building with a Bell and Carlson varmint/target stock, 18" Green Mountain fluted barrel and VQ fcg. I want something of at least 18X. I will be trying to make little tiny holes at up to 100 yards from the bench and also attend an appleseed event or two. I'm not positive about what reticule I want. I'm leaning towards the Mil Dot so I can practice ranging with some reduced targets.
I have narrowed my selection to either a Mueller or Vortex Crossfire scope. I have a Vortex Viper 2-7 on my Beowulf and am very impressed with the optical clarity for the money. How will the three scopes listed below compare to the viper in clarity? Is one head and shoulders above the rest? I am having trouble believing any of the scopes in this magnification range will have very good optic's at this price point. What should I realisticly expect from these scopes?
Here is the Crossfire I am interested in:
Here are the Muellers: