First off let me apologize if this topic has been discussed over and over but I cant seem to find the definitive answer I am looking for, so I would like some opinions. Until now I have only used Leupold products exclusively, but I have been hearing a lot of really good things about Vortex. I need to scope a new rifle and of course my first choice is the Leupold VX 3 with the B&C reticle. The closet thing I can find in Vortex is the Viper HS with the Dead Hold BDC. I really like the Vortex Viper, and their warranty is on par with Leupold. I have only had a chance to see the Vortex Viper during regular day light and it looks very crisp and clear. I have no early morning or late night comparison. All my Leupold's light up very nice at dawn and dusk, will the Vortex Viper do the same? I do not mind spending the extra money for the Leupold, but if the Vortex can be as good, my wallet and wife would really appreciate it. So my main question is for those who own the Vortex Viper HS, do you believe that it will be as good as a Leupold VX3, or is it still not at that level? I can definitely afford other high end brands, but the warranty is my selling point. And Leupold is #1 in that department, and from what I hear Vortex comes in at 2nd. Thanks.