I intend to purchase a new variable power scope (in the 5-6 x 20-25 power) in January and have been perusing the various sites for information. I've been a Leupold fan for more years than I care to count but I came across a website that provided a scope comparison chart. Interestingly they stated up front that they are not sponsored by any particular manufacturer and their comparisons are based on various blind "taste" tests, ergo covering scopes from various manufacturers and having known shooting experts look through the scopes and give their opinions on the brightest, clearest, best smelling etc. With that said they rated the scopes in this order Zeiss, Sightron, Trijicon, Nikon, Leupold, Burris and Bushnell. I agree with the fact that all the listed scopes have had a fairly significant price increase, but not having the opportunity or resources to purchase each one and compare them on the range, I am curious as to whether ya'll agree or disagree with their opinion. I am not opposed to buying something other than a Leupold. Quite frankly, I'm not sure that the higher rated or better. I know nothing about Sightrons which are rated 2nd overall. What do you think?