I need help selecting a new scope.
I'm torn between the Leupold VX3 3.5 - 10 x 40 and the Vortex 4 - 16 x 44.
The Vortex, of the ones I have looked through, have better glass than the Leupolds of comparable price. The monkey in the wrench is the reticles. I really like the boldness of the Leupold reticle. It stands out to me and draws my eye. With the Vortex reticles it seems as if I'm searching for the reticle and it's hard to see and find against a backdrop of trees, brush, etc. That is not so with the Leupold.
My concern is the quality of the glass as I find it better in the Vortex. So the question is: Which scope would you purchase. Also, the Vortex is a 30mm tube while the Leupold is the standard 1" tube. I'm finding that I really like the 30mm tubes in dim light as most of my shooting is at sunrise, or just before, and at sunset or just after.
Thanks for your help all and Happy Thanksgiving.