HA! I know one forum member I’m surprised hasn’t already piped up in relation to this!Be careful there Elmer - the premium scope police will be onto you for daring to suggest something as ‘awful’ as a hawke!
We all know the Swaro/Zeiss/S&B glass is the clearest out there especially in high mag ranges but for this sort of thing where you’re looking at 1-8x mag the differences are smaller.
When push comes to shove does a Rolex tell better time than a Seiko? Does a B25 shoot better than a grade1 b525? Arguably yes but that’s a personal decision for you, your wallet and probably not your wife!
I’d recommend paying enough to get the features you need/want because past that, 99% of your shooting will be the tool behind the rifle not the one on top of it!