My brother had a Pentax Lightseeker. I found it to be very comparable or probably even a little better than Leupold. It's not as good as say a Swarovski or a Zeiss Diavari, but a good scope for the money.
Another scope you might want to look at is the Zeiss Conquest line. They are really good scopes at a similar price to the Pentax scopes.
Camera Land, Inc. usually has great deals on both of these brands (Zeiss and Pentax). Check it out. I had a really good experience there. Their demos are really a bargain.
Hopefully this didn't complicate things more for you !
I put a Zeiss conquest on my model 70, and I love that scope. I was looking at the pentax because it is compact and light, I'm going to put it on a tikka t3 lite. Now i'm also looking at a Leupold vx3 2.5-8x36. I just need to make up my mind and buy a scope.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...