I'm not saying we are not "serious" — quite the opposite. I'm saying that Leupold is targeting hunters that want something better than the Simmons/Bushnell/Nikon crowd, hunters that are serious about wanting something better & will pay for something better, but mostly for use inside of 500 yards.
Most on this site are beyond this "serious" level & are more aptly labelled (myself included) "extremists". That's why we even talk about two, three, or even five thousand dollar scopes.
I will differ on one other point: Although NightForce scopes have much better mechanisms with much more adjustment & heavier-duty tubes, the latest tests I've seen show Leupold's glass & coatings (at least on their better scopes) are better than NightForce. Neither Leupold nor NightForce compares well with Swarovski or Zeiss for clarity.
The only test of optics that matter to me are mine, the ones where I actually look through the scopes in low light and in shadows. Having personally tested Leupy VX3 against my older Nightforces scopes I put Nightforce ahead opticaly. S&B and Zeiss Davari being tops. Have not done a side by side with a Swarovski yet
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
so I guess this goes to show noone is going to be happy, I still say the majority of people aren't going to use the marks above the windage wire.
I use the marks above the cross hair every time I line one up, cross hair is where I want to hit and then I check how the animal is bracketed, it works good for me. Another thing is for closer shots I know to what mark my bullet trajectory will rise, if it's on fur I know I'm GTG.
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!