Originally Posted by Stetam
While the high dollar scopes are good you pay a lot for the name alone, just like HD. I looked at a $500 Swarovski about a week ago and was not impressed. Saw no difference between it and scopes in the $150 -200 price range.
I'm going to have to call you out on this one, One for thinking a Swaro doesn't look any better than a $150 scope and two for thinking HD isn't better than standard resolution. I didnít know Swaro even made a $500 scope, It sounds to me like you never compared them to begin with and you certainly have never compared HD to standard resolution, whether it was television or a HD Spotting scope to one that isnít HD.
To the OP, yes you do get what you pay for, do you need a $1,000 or more scope to hunt with, absolutely not, is it better than a $150 scope, you bet, in more ways than one, glass, reliability, durability, tracking, clarity, and the amount of light it lets in for those early morning or late evening shots. Once you spend the money on good optics youíll never ever buy cheap again, well maybe once more, but youíll find it was a mistake.
I like Leupold a lot and I have a few, you can't go wrong with a VXII, the VXIII are nicer and if you have the money go for the VXIII you won't regret it.