Originally Posted by BCMAG2
Friend of mine living in Idaho is a retired LtCol and was more than disappointed when he received his Nightforce and saw "made in Japan" on the tube. We had both thought they were "made" in Orofino, Idaho where the company is located. So I bought a Leupold instead. They really are made in America.
In the end here, you still have a Leupold instead of a Nightforce. I'm no scope expert, but I can tell you my experience has been that NF is the better scope. The NF scopes I have used had precise, repeatable, and accurate turrets... not so with my limited Leupold experience. Now, this may not matter if you don't twist turrets to compensate for windage and elevation, but I do and it makes the difference between hitting my target and just getting frustrated.
As for glass, to my eyes the NF is at least as good. The only thing I have used that is better is my S&B, but that is a different class of scope.