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.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.