Originally Posted by Scot E
I would suggest that you don't put glass quality at the top of your list when deciding on a scope for LRH. It is easy to do this as so many guys only talk about that one aspect of a scope. In reality it is maybe the least important factor in choosing the right scope. In today's optics market it is hard to not buy glass that is at least good enough to get the job done with ease. Look for a scope that is tough with a solid reputation for durability and turret repeatability. Then find the one with the features you want. Then make sure the glass is acceptable.
My 2 cents.
I agree with Scot here. With the competition in the budget long range scope arena, glass is going to good no matter what. Some companies do a better job with coatings which help in low and high light situations. However, there are only so many glass manufacturers.
I purchased a Vortex Crossfire 8-32x50 a couple years ago for my 223. The glass was good. Tue fine reticle was awesome for long range work. But it would not track right and the ao drove me crazy in the field. I sent it back and put a PST on it. Tracks perfectly. Great glass. Fine reticle. And side parallax.
For my shooting this is a perfect combo.
Definitely look for the features you want as well as the glass IMO