Okay so I have a Marlin model 790 .22LR semi-auto rifle that I use for varmit and competitive shooting. This weekend has shown that my eye just isn't as good as it was and I am having a hard time with the open sights now. I can still hit what I aim at most of the time... it's just harder. SO, I am shopping for a scope for my rifle. I will post a photo of the rifle later... anyhow these are the options I have come up with. If you have a suggestion, well that's why I am creating this post! Keep in mind I want to keep the price below $60.00 for several reasons. Choice #1 http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...-ar15-m16-rifle-scope-by-barska.aspx?a=322930 Choice #2 - Thinking about it this might be over kill... http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...50-mm-ir-rifle-scope-with-rings.aspx?a=602051 Choice #3 http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/3-9x26-mm-tactical-scope.aspx?a=405041 Other things to keep in mind. When I am hunting ground squirrels I need the extra magnification to actually see the little beggars against the ground, they blend it pretty damn good. I do shoot beyond 100 yard at small game as well, generally I will use the hottest round I can find, either CCI Stinger or an equivalent, which seems to be the Armscor HP, although it is a bit slower and has slightly less energy it is just as reliable and accurate as the CCI Stinger has proven itself to be.