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 have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...