So like the title says I am shopping for a scope. It has been years (many) since my last scope purchase. Boy have things changed in the optics world. I am typically a red dot or iron sites kind of guy. Well I am in the middle of building a rifle and need to decide on a scope for it. It is a 458 socom on a ar platform. According to all my 458 buddies 1-4 or 1-6 or 1.5-7 these type lower range scopes are what I should be using. It is for all intensive purposes a 200 yard or less round. I am looking to spend $500 or less. I have been gathering parts for this build for over a year so I am in no hurry now. If I need to save up a little more money I will but would rather be sub $500 if possible. I do like the reticles that start out bigger then get smaller (duplex I think they call them). I know so little about scopes honestly I am a little overwhelmed. Went to the gun shop to look threw a few and saw some that were very clear and nice but had strange to me reticles I cared not for. Anyways if you have any hints, suggestions, or general schooling when it comes to scopes please share.