My girlfriend is getting me a rifle for Christmas. I don't really know what it is other than a higher caliber rifle. I would be using it for white tail hunting. Also, my parents are just giving me money for Christmas this year. So I'd like to get me a decent scope to top off my new rifle for around $300. I can't really go much higher than that, because I'm broke at the moment. So do you guys have any suggestions? I don't really think I need more power than a 3-9 or maybe 4-12.
I was thinking about a Nikon buckmasters, then have a little extra cash for ammo. I could also afford a pair of Nikon prostaffs; a local place sells Nikon pretty cheap and I have a cheap Bushnell that came on a combo that I need to replace one day. I have heard of a Zeiss terra 3x. But it's a little higher than what I have and can't find any reviews on it. For the price range, I would be hard pressed to find a decent leupold; at least vx-ll. Some other things I've considered are finding refurbished or demo scopes. So if you had $300, what would you buy? Also, anybody know of any good sales, good sites, and places that sell demo/refurbished scopes?