I have just picked up my long-awaited Mauser 98 in 9.3x64 and now have to decide on a scope for it; the two options I am considering are the Leupold VX-3i 1.5 - 5x20 and the Meopta Meostar R1 1 - 4x22. The Meopta appears to give the better picture and I do like the No. 1 reticle, however I have heard reports of them being less resistant to recoil on larger rifles and also they also seem to have less eye relief than the Leopold. My budget is around the $1k AUD area and I prefer a more traditional look where possible (not bothered about illuminated reticle and turrets all over it). These two are based on what I have handled at my local shops So happy to look into any other recommendations people may offer.