What is the best cheap EF tele zoom lens to 300mm?

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What is the best cheap EF tele zoom lens to 300mm?

Hi, I'm looking at getting a telephoto lens for my 6D. What would be the best lens for image quality that gets to 300mm, has IS, and is inexpensive ($200 max used).

I'm guessing it would be one of these:

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

which one is the best, particularly at the longer end?

I'm also open to Sigma or Tamron, who have similar budget tele zooms, as long as their AF is completely reliable in accuracy, if their image quality is better.

Thanks!

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