Re: only high dollar optics are quality???
I have owned just about every scope brand out there. Never had a S&B or Huskemaw. Leupolds were my favorite, until NF came along. Now I have three of them, as well as a March
Have bought and quickly sold Tasco, Simmons, Barska, etc. for various issues. Bushnell denied me a warranty claim, so I no longer buy their products.
You may find a middle line scope, like a Burris or Vortex that will never give you a problem, but your chances for good quality are better if you cry once, pay once for quality.