I have the little minox and it is very good considering price. Maybe look at the swaro Robby did a write up on, if interested b&h photo has a used one for $500. Also I would wait before buying, have a feeling some new cool items are coming out this next year so some good deals may be coming up.
that swaro looks goofy but might be just the ticket. little on the spendy side for me but maybe doable if i found a swinging used deal
Dotman , I would have got the minox md50 if the brunton with ed florite glass had not come up. It seems to be a nice scope for the money.