In its place I bought a 3.5-15x56mm Nightforce NXS NP-R2 reticle. If you want higher go with the 5.5-22x56.
Leupold vs nightforce...
optices - nightforce way better
toughness - nightforce way better
adjustment knobs - nightforce way better
Reticle - nightforce is glass etched and the lighted feature is way better than leupold
Coolness factor - nightforce looks badass
Forget the europeans they don't offer the options nightforce does and they cost more.
Two days ago I spent a bit of time comparing, side by side, the Leupold VX III, and the Zeiss Conquest, in 4.5-14. To my eye the Zeiss was brighter and sharper. Being similarly priced, I bought the Zeiss. I also own a few IOR scopes and find them to rate with both the Zeiss, and a Nightforce that I used to own.
I am looking into the nightforce scopes right now. I don't have any experience with them but Since my rifle already weighs 20+ pounds I doubt it would matter much the weight. I have used an M1 Leupold and loved it. The Zeiss scopes are very nice too. I can't really tell the difference in clarity myself. I carry both brands in my store so get a chance to look at them all. The next one on my sniper is gonna be a long range Leupold with mil dot ret, side focus, and lighted ret. I do a lot of night hunting and very long range hunting that my current simmons just can't handle.