For what it is worth: when somebody calls himself (or his product) "a top line scope in Europe", then his name should sound german...
In my opinion most of them fall in the category chinese scopes and I don't care if their name is Hawke, Hunter, Accushot, Tasco, Bushnell, Barska or even Suzy. So I compare them with these 'Hong-Kong-salesmen'.
And don't think they are all bad. When you have a lot of rifles, you don't put a Zeiss or a Swarovski on everyone and you try also the cheaper optics. And no, they are not going to give you the same sharpness as the germans, but I'm already often surprised by the chinese quality (and service!). And even if you don't like it, you are not broke when you throw it away.
So now forget a moment about quality and look at the prices. And I'm almost sure you can find such a scope for less than 100 $ when you buy it straight from the Hong Kong chinese.
I think you can find examples enough of companies importing chinese goods and double or triple the price. Well, I don't need the marketing stories, I prefer to buy 2 or 3 for the price of 1 and do my own service when needed.
But when you only have a few guns, you better support the local producer (NOT the local salesshop!) and go for the best you can afford.
For your info: my every day rifle is now a single shot Baikal in .222 Rem, bought second hand for 50 euro (thanks to the new gunlaws) and I put on a 25 euro chinese optics that's surprisingly clear (even late in the evening) and till now just seems to keep its milldot-cross right 4 cm under POI on 100 m. It's a special feeling when you shoot such a cheap thing and the results are better than your friend's Swarovski topped Blazer
Top quality equipment makes life easier, but sometimes one needs a challenge...