I recieved this Japan made scope today and did a side by side with my Leupold 4X14X40 LR VXIII. I looked through both scopes at a woods line 800 yards away. Leupold was mounted, weaver was not so it made it a little difficult to hold real steady. The leupold had a slight edge in resolution and clairity, but the weaver was not far behind. As I looked into the shadowed area of some pines both scopes could bring out the branches that were shadowed the leupold mabe slightly more so. I set the weaver to 9X and compared it to my 3X9X40 grand slam. The weaver tactical was a little clearer, and brighter. I would put this scope right between the two others. It was a little better than the grand slam, and the leupold was a little better than the weaver tactical. Not to put down the Leupold you deffinetly new it was better glass. (hard to describe though) I will say for the price less than $400 It apears to have very good glass. Take note the leupold is 30MM weaver 1" tube. The weaver tactical is 1/8 min adj. and has aprox 51 min of adjustment from top to bottom. It carries aluminum target nobs with caps. Nobs are slippable back to zero by means of an alan head screw. Also supplied with 4" sunshade and screw in lens covers. My first impression of this scope is a good one. I will mount and test on a 30-06 Imp soon.