I like and have an excaliber the are extreamly acuate and for giving ( dry fired) not recomended but will not fly apart like compunds. I have taken 4 deer and one fisher that tried to get in the same tree with me while I was deer hunting .
They may be alittle higher than your price range but I don't know how the prices are down in the States.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...