Re: US Optics Scopes
I've never skimped on gear for the most part (much to my wife's dismay). As you'll see below I just bought a really nice Pentax 80MM ED spotting scope, use Leica bino's, etc.
But, I'm struggling with the price/value ratio on the US Optics stuff since I'm not THAT hard on my gear. At 3-4 times the price of a comparabel 30MM LR Leupold, I need to know more about WHY they're that much better. Clearly from the post above about using it like a hammer, these things are super-engineered. Probably over-engineered for most non-military/professional Alaskan guide applications. Obviously if I were hunkered down with the 101st 100 miles SE of Kabul in a 20degree fog, having pulled my .338 Lapua behind me up the rocks in a drag bag, waiting for the shot of a lifetime on Mullah Omar it'd be a different story..
As my brain starts to process the thought of spending as much or more money on the scope as the rifle, help me out.