Typically you can’t go wrong with a leupold and we are almost to some bigger sales of the year. I was a fan of the vx3. I have heard mixed things about their freedom line of scopes and dots. The few vortex’s I have had are all pretty solid as well with no issues. My oldes scope is a leupold on a marlin 30/30 from when I was younger and it’s been solid over the years. Typically for 100 or less I advocate for a red dot but a 1-4 will do fine. i would also consider weight if the extra power isn’t needed then there isn’t a great reason to carry it around. On my mdr in 308 I put a 1-8 on it, ended up selling the optic and going to a red dot due to the weight of the accupower in 1-8. In short I would be carful with the freedom line, although their warrant is good. I would also watch the overall weight. Normally I’m not one to care for a few ounces but a lighter rifle is nice for packing it around. I ran a course with my trusted piston at the other week and did the same one with a buddies polymer ar and I was surprised how much I liked it, especially after the kasarda drill.