Re: The Leupold Experience
I was at Cabela's yesterday, and after having read this thread I thought I'd check and see. Sure enough, the Sequoia sucks. Or at least in a side by side comparison with a camo Nikon ($429.99, unsure on the model). On tripods side by side, I aimed across the story to the upper level near the food court and focused on the beef jerkey rack.
Sequoia: with a couple minutes of squinting, thinking and eye strain, I was able to read about half of the label "made... with... ______... slices..." then too fuzzy.
Nikon: it was like getting smacked in the forehead. "made with solid slices of" can't remember the actual context, if it was 100% beef, or what, but it was clear as if it were 2 feet in front of me. Absolutely amazing, and there's absolutely no comparison between the two. The Nikon will most likely be my choice, because I can't imagine better optics in that price range. Granted I will do a couple more comparisons on my day of purchase, but next to the Sequoia, I was really wowed by this scope.