Re: HELP Please! Burris Black Diamond or Leupold VX3
I own a Pentax Lightseeker 30 which is supposed to be a BD clone for the most part. The big issue I have with the scope is the really stupid turrents. 7.5min per revolution. Which rocket scientist came up with that?
Overall, optics are very good, not fantastic but I can see mirage in this scope I can't in any other. Kind of neat and really helps with doping. So far, mechanicals are fine but those knobs drive me nuts.
This is a big scope so size and weight must not be an issue.
Others to consider are the Nikon tactical and Monarch, Elite 4200 if lots of elevation is not important, the new SWFA variable XOTIC (good reviews on this board but have not personally used them), Super Sniper if cost is an issue vs lots of elevation.
For my eyes, Luppy has never been a stand out. Plus the premium they ask for makes other choices more favorable.