My friend and i have recently been evaluating a hawke endurance scope and you know what?.......they are very good...but bloody ugly!!
it has been used extensively for stalking in some pretty s****y weather to boot, mounted on a sako 75 in 270. and performed faultlessly.
It has the german no.4 ret. with an illuminated dot, 30mm tube and fast focus eyepiece.
as for optical performace.....s&b and the restof the daftly priced stuff..BRING IT ON!!!!!
and for 300quid or less depending where you shop
makes you think doesn't it.. the so-called best really only applies to the price.