Can't post under classified as I'm a newbie - sorry!
All the advice has been to buy good glass and don't worry too much about what you strap it to.
I'm after my first scope and looking for either of the above Swaro scopes. Budget is 350-500 is my absolute limit for a mint/ almost new and less for a bit of age or condition.
If anyone has one tucked away in a cupboard gathering dust that could be put to good use, please let me know!