Well the college budget can only afford one nice scope at a time. Mil-dot reticle, MOA knobs, 100 MOA of elevation and windage, you can dial a pretty long ways. Glass in my opinion is comparable to Nightforce at the same magnification. Resolution is similar, but image is brighter than my buddy's 8.5-25 Leupy VX-III. I have had no issues with this Sightron at all, it is in very good condition, as you can see from the pictures. However, I really want to try the new Super Sniper, therefore something's gotta go!