Thanks for the evaluation. I want to be able to use the scope I settle with for both hunting and BR shooting. I do not not question NF's quality or commitment to customer satisfaction, even on their less expensive Precision BR models. I do like the clear, crisp view through the Leupold. I watched a doe last night at 200 yds through it and she was beautiful. Her colors against the fall landscape was very nice. Another month from now, she may be in the freezer
I'm very tempted to keep the Leupold and see what it does on normal days at the range. One thing is for certain, the extra $400 I spent on the Leupold for the clarity feels very worth every penny at this time. The 5-20 Monarch is a fine hunting scope as well and will end up on my 300 win mag Thompson Venture for deer hunting. It's been on that rifle before and performed very well. Yup, I know the 300 is definitely over kill for deer in Minnesota, but that's another thread.
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