The missus has more rifles than I do 8) So I don't have the problem that most do.
The high end scopes are hard to explain till your buddy is in that situation where he can't see through his XYZ(spell yours however it is) and you can see through your scope. Then the bit of dollar difference is nill. After all how much does a hunt cost anway. Last one I went on was totally free. Yet I still burned over 70 bucks of fuel and 100 bucks of food.