Re: scope advice needed
More often the big difference in prices of scopes has to do with the quality of the glass (lense) used and how it is treated. Other things such as variable power, quick focus, etc. come into play, but when all those things are the same the difference in price comes down to the glass itself. Lenses can be uncoated, coated, multicoated, polished, etc. giving them the light gathering ability and clarity. If you ever get a chance to look through a high end Zeiss scope or bino's , do it, it's amazing to see the difference. I favor Nikon but I think Redfield offers the most value right now, check them out. Good luck.