Hi all - first post, but I have been a lurker for some time. I picked up a heavily sporterized SMLE mk3* for cheap. It came equipped with a vintage 1" Weaver 2.5x. The ocular lens is badly cracked through so I decided to remove the scope. Based on what I've read here and elsewhere it just doesn't make sense to repair the thing when I can get a better modern optic for a decent price (<$200, max). Practically speaking, I'll only ever use this rifle out to 200yds, 300yds if I want to push myself, and 99.99% of those shots will be on paper. I don't hunt (yet), but when I start I will not be taking long shots. I know the 303 will probably do it but I have a CZ in 6.5 SE that I will use if/when I get a tag. There aren't many "woods" in the Sonoran desert so most of the shots people take at deer are on the longer side. I use a Lee Loader to reload my own. I'd like to settle on one load combination for 303 and think a 174gn RN with a middle of the road charge would be a decent all around bullet for <250yd stuff (pending accuracy validation in the rifle, of course). The gun is 104 years old and I don't really want to test its limits. Anyway - back to topic. What is a decent fixed power scope for the use case I've laid out? Mil dot is preferred but I could live with no markings on the reticle.