Just wanted to give everyone an update that participated in this thread, it's the least I could do. I got the scope back from Leupold and couldn't be happier with the upgrades and customer service I received. I went with the upgrades listed above and also had them put on an M1 side focus knob for another $30.00 and a new threaded eye piece for my Alumina scope cap for an additional $25.00.
The services I received from Leupold were top notch, they have made a believer out of me and I am hard sell. It took them about three weeks for turnaround time including shipping.
As a side note I compared this scope with my Dad's similar Huskemaw
at dawn and at twilight and the Leupold definitley has an edge over the Huskemaw on light gathering ability and clarity.