Looking for a true and honest answer to this topic and brand/model suggestions. No bells and whistles needed or wanted - but durable and fogproof and reliable. Assume it will mostly be used on elk/mule deer, occasional antelope. 3-9x or so. Affordable but not “cheap”. Needed to help equip a friend, otherwise I’d go with my usual gold ring, and yes I know that with most scopes, you get what you pay for!