All the Redfields are fully multi-coated, nitrogen purged, waterproof, and shock tested. If you don't mind the 1" tube, it's a quality scope.
Some people prefer 30mm tube diameter because it helps with light transmission, but with a 52mm objective, I don't think that will be a problem. It is really only a consideration if you're out in the woods before dawn every day, and until after dusk.
I haven't personally looked through this scope, but on paper it seems well worth the price.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...