bit the bullet and bought a pro scout 1000 with arc. got a great deal though, $245 free shipping. brand new in the box from ebay. claims to be good on deer to 300 yrds, plus with the arc ill feel better about if it i ever do use it for bowhunting.
"please join the N.R.A. as well as your state rifle association! these are critical times for ALL gun owners. Be informed, be active and stay vigilant"