I would have no qualms about mounting a 1 inch tube Hawke Sport HD 4x40mm Mil Dot and get to shooting. It is so inexpensive ( 1/10 the price of an entry Zeiss).,,,,, I will be doing mainly woodland stalking and will be on a tikka 6.5x55 or .270 still undecided on rifle and as budget plays a part I could narrow my choices if I look at budget scopes? its unlikely that I'll be taking a shot out further than 150m.
My thinking is that I could get a more expensive rifle to get going and then replace the scope with time. I'll probably a one rifle stalker and if needs be I can wait to buy....
I wouldn't spend £200 on a Hawke scope and I certainly wouldn't put one on a .270 unless you like checking zero a lot
they are rimfire and air rifle scopes at best IMO
given you can get a Meopta, Leupold or even S&B and Zeiss for £200 if you hunt around I would seriously advise you buy decent 2nd hand simple engineering rather than cheap bells and whistles cr@p