Owning a Vari X II in 3-9X on one of my Remingtons I can second that opinion.
No longer offered by Leupold as the Vari X II as of a few years ago, it is made now and labled as the Leupold Rifleman and modified with a slightly ergonomic shaped tube. Both are a great quality scope at a very reasonable price.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...