Maybe I'm even better than that......................or maybe just a bit more experience........ or-- got a better idea?
Sorry I wasn't having a good day when I wrote that. I just don't agree with your statements about leupolds. they are the most common scopes on the benchrest circuit. Those guys wouldn't use them if they weren't reliable. Now I know someone is going to say that they send them off for upgrades. etc. but that was generally to bump magnification. with the new 45x thats not necessary. Sure scopes go bad sometimes, with the number of rounds shot under some of these scopes its going to happen. anyway, you are entitled to believe what you want. but, to say that leupold has a track record of producing inferior products, or stating it as fact that all leupolds are going to break is just erroneous. I know of a 1.5 x 5 that is 24 years old, that has spent its whole life on a 338 win mag, been drug all over gods creation, up and down mountains, slid down a rock slide, had countless rounds shot with it and it holds POI and tracks the square perfectly. I can't imagine a scope having a harder life than this one or holding up any better.