Sorry to use the quote "You Get What You Pay For" and I know there are some exceptions, but most manufacturers, know how to make the best of the best. But dont. Possibly because they weigh quality vs profit and will sacrifice some quality for more profit. They realize they are selling to the masses and many of the average purchasers dont want to pay big dollars for top quality. Example: I started with a cheap rangefinder from a discount seller and was happy, until I became aware of a Leica Geovid. Thankfully the marketplace offers something for every budget. But now, I would not trade my Leica for 10 bargain rangefinders. Guess I like quality better than money. I'm spoiled (or ruined) lolTHANK YOU!Keep us posted.I've used Leupolds for years,that saidyou can get a bad product in anything,it's how the problem is addressed by the company tells there integrity.Sorry about the bullthat was missed.
I don't touch the adjustments in the field once the rifle is set on zero. Just make allowances for wind, light conditions and when shooting up hill or down wards into into a valley. The hunting rifle I use is capable of .3" 5 shot aggregates and does shoot some one hole groups when shot from a bench. When in the field this sort of consistency is difficult to achieve. In the field use a back pack with a Crosslinked PE core cut into a stair shape for elevation variation. This set up is very reliable and I never have the need to adjust in the field. The Leupold scopes I have used have all served me well and adequate for my type of shooting, I'm still a fan You were very lucky to get a Nightforce with good clarity as the one I looked through a few years back was not as clear as I would have expected from a scope of that price.Have had many Leupolds and felt they were good and the lifetime warranty was a plus. I had problem with one when clicked up 4" and clicked back to zero and it was still at almost 4". Sent in to Leupold and got it back with the test report all ok. Had another one that I bought new boosted. I was told Leupold will warranty them and they would warranty them also. On a very accurate heavy gun, when I cranked elevation up and back down to zero, it would move 3/4" right every time. I called the company that I bought it from and was told that was a common problem, easy to fix, but they were done with Leupold scopes and needed to send to Leupold. Called Leupold and they said they would not work on it because it had been boosted. I said oh, ok, thank you, 10 minutes later ordered a Nightforce and was happy ever since
I had a late 80s leupold vx2 and the elevation slotted screw became near impossible to turn. I called leupold and they said to send it back they'd fix it. Well, they couldn't fix it so sent me a brand new vx3 to replace it. I'd say they still back there products. I literally put that scope thru the ringer. It was a very durable scope for over 30 years and not even an upper end model.Sherm, well aware it was a VX6 in the op. My concern whether Leupold honors their warranty. Everyone is issuing lifetime warranties these days, but in my recent experience some companies have resorted to tactics that enable them to avoid honoring their warranty.
Glad to hear that you like your VX5's.