It's Christmas shopping time! I'm looking for a riflescope to put on my wife's Savage 93R17. It's the laminated woodgrain version, like this one. We have a cheap BSA reddot on it right now, but she's pining for something with a bit of magnification. I am looking for recommendations on entry-level scopes; something in the $200-$400 range. Shooting habits: this is how the gun has been used so far, if it is helpful. target practice only so far, I don't see that changing with this gun. range of ~30-50 yards...but I'm sure she'd love to push that out to 100+, given enough room. I've been shooting my 10/22 open-sighted next to her, so we haven't tried any particularly long shots yet. (Yeah, she's a better shot than I.) out in the weather (not on a range) daylight or early-evening shooting. I'm not looking for anything tailored to low-light or nighttime conditions, but decent optics in the day's failing light is a plus. Though it'll be used for target practice now, I want to get something that is worthy of putting on a larger rifle when we one (she's already asking!) I've looked over a few Leupold's. The VX-I or VX-II fall in my price range. The Zeiss Conquest sounds nice but is pushing my limit at $400 and is probably overkill my our current plinker habits. Surely there are dozens more out there -- what's your recommendation? Everything I know about optics (very little), I learned sitting in front of a computer. So any first-hand knowledge would be awesome!