The HT is the newest generation in the Diavari line up. If you are paying more for an FL then you need to find another vendor. The Victory HT rifle scopes
with the newly designed ASV turret system is fantastic. The newer updated illumination system is a great improvement.
On the flip side they are still behind the power curve when it come to the erector IMHO. I'm really surprised the new HT isn't offered in a 6x system.
If you look at the offerings in the FL, they are all higher magnifications. I guess this is where the "made for distance shooting" statement comes from. I wouldn't be surprised if we see these go away and are replaced by a similar HT model in the near future.