Originally Posted by FAL Shot
I'd recommend you stay away from these guys and any other internet forum you run across and make a common sense decision of your own based on your requirements and available scopes in your area.
What anybody here had to say made less than zero importamce in my last couple of scope purchases.
I have a couple of great scopes as a result of it.
I could disagree any more with your comments. I an unaware of any better source of information on rifle scope quality than internet forums. You can't read one post and reach a conclusion. Read a number of posts and threads and it's possible to avoid a lot of trial and error and disappointment. Unless you've got the opportunity to purchase all of the available scopes and test them against one another (independently wealthy), or the opportunity to see them all lined up on display outdoors side by side, the next best bet is to read what others have had to say about their experiences while comparing the more limited number of scopes that they own and have directly paired up against each other. How do you know your scopes are any good compared to the multitude of other scopes that are available? Have you ignored everything others have said and purchased one of each of them so you could compare 30 different scopes against each other on your own?
I used Leupolds for 25 years and figured they had good glass based on their market share of scopes sold, and their outstanding warranty. There's so many other scopes available now that put the glass in leupolds to shame, and at a lesser cost, that I wished I'd been reading the forums 10 years ago - so I could have seen the light - literally. I wish these forums existed 20 years ago!