Well on my way home i dropped by a surplus store and picked up a docter mini for $45
The mini rds works great i can zero in np @ 100ft and elevation isn't an issue, only problem is the screws for adjusting windage and elevation air are apparently made of butter!!
I looked at the G&P mini rds http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?products_id=37042
which seems pretty sturdy so I might pick one up from evike or RW since i can't find a canadian store that stocks them. Hopefully the G&P turns out to be more sturdy.