Ok, I'm the first to admit I hate the "vs." posts and I'm comparing a a scope that costs twice the other. But... I already have a Leupold Leupold 8.5x25 long range on my .223 and I love it. I like the clarity over all ranges of magnification especially. But, I was thinking of spending the extra bucks on the Nightforce. Is the Nightforce glass a lot better than the Leupold? Or is it fairly similiar? The range I am at only goes out to 300 yards. But I will be joining a range that goes out to 600 next spring. This will be atop my Remingon 700 VLS .308 that I have found to be very accurate. 99% of shooting will be done at paper of know distances. But, I will also use the gun for the longer range varmint shooting occasionally. I tried a Sightron 6x24 and at 24x, found I like the Leupold a lot more - a lot. I hate buying something then upgrading later; but also don't want to waste extra money if I don't have to. Any comments are appreicated.