I own one NF scope and zero Huskemaws. I have a lot of other high end scopes and some less expensive ones as well. That said, it's not surprising that everybody is voting for Nightforce because they have much higher volume than Huskemaw, and Military Experience, etc. However, your question about glass reminded me of an experiment I did with a number of binoculars a while back. I was a "collector" of binoculars for a while, and I tested a number of top of the line Steiners, Zeiss, Burris (when they made binocs), Swarovski, and Canon Image stabilizing, Pentax, and Nikon. Most were 10-12 power, and the Canon was 18X. I live overlooking a portion of the city and some mountains a couple of miles away. Over a period of months, I studied various objects at all times of the day and night. Moving from one binoc to another. Surprisingly, the best glasses for my eyes were the Nikon Monarchs. Exceptionally clear, great light gathering and the ability to see the wire grid in chain link fence a mile and a half away. The Canons could too. The Zeiss really looked clear, but I think they lied about the power because the objects looked smaller when I moved from one glass to the other. They also had a more pleasant to the eye greenish tint compared to the others. Glass comes from the Schott factory in Germany. Your first impression is these are "it"....till, I could not make out the same detail as I could with the Nikon Monarch at 12 x 56. The others were in the same power /objective range as welI. I spent a few days per week doing this for a half hour or an hour on days, evenings and even nights at the lights and low-lighted objects. I was almost reluctant to admit the result, but that was a real test....for my eyes. Perhaps, it may have been "to my eyes", and someone else might differ. But mine are the ones which count! The Nikon strap and the case were serviceable, but not the paragons of opulence of some of the others which came in a soft case inside a hard case....fancier lens covers, etc. Moral of the story ( and my advice) is to buy both and try them ...a lot. Not on the rifle, but at objects near and far and day to night. Come to your own conclusions and then politely return the one you think came in second. As long as you haven't mounted it, it won't have any marks, and I'm sure it will be returnable. I kept most of the binoculars, but did sell and give away a few pairs to family. It's an important decision ...mostly because you want to know that you made the right choice. Unless you have an experienced friend who has both, you won't really know. If you don't want to put in the time, then I would go with the NF because the volume of manufacture, distribution and brand recognition will help you if you need a repair, or if you decide to sell the rig at some point. Hope this helps!