I’ve broken 2 nightforce nxs. Never say neverI have had both scopes mentioned and a lot of other stuff in the price range. The VX6HD 4-24 is big, bright and clear, glass is on par or a bit better than the NX8. The NX8’s turrets are better, it tracks better, and has better reticle options than the VX6HD. The NX8 gets the durability nod too, and to me that’s the most important thing of all. I have broken three Leupolds, two VX6’s, all my fault, not Leupold’s. I’m hard on stuff, and I expect it to be able to take it at the price point we are talking about. I’ve never broken a Nightforce regardless of use and abuse. My parts pile is near complete to head off to Mr. Lane for a 300 PRC build and I’m sending an NX8 2.5-20 F2 to top it off. All that being said, if Schmidt and Bender could figure out how to get rid of the barnacle they call an illumination control on the side of the Exos 3-21, I’d be going that direction.