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.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
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