If you can afford it, get a Swarovski Z6i Generation II, 2.5 - 15 x 56 mm objective lens with a ballistic turret. Fantastic scope.whats people opinions for a good scope for a .243?
I like good clear optics, will be used for stalking and vermin.
Good advice I like variables on a .243 but an 8x will work.The old adage buy the glass and spend the change on the rifle is very true. Buy the best scope you can buy with the budget you have. Do not Scrimp on the quality. S&B, Swarovski, zeiss are all good makes and a second hand one always better than a new scope of lesser quality.
I personally am a S&B fan, a good 8x56 (or 50) will do all you need. I am sure more will come along with their favourite but stick to a fixed focus 56 from one of the big three names and you will not go wrong.