I am in the market for a new scope for a new rifle and am having a difficult time deciding. I sold an old gun to finance the new scope so price doesn't really matter. I was just outside at sunset and was looking through all my scopes and I really can't tell the difference. I was comparing a VXII 3-9X50, VXII 3-9X40, VXIII 2.5-8X36, VXIII 1.75-6X32 and a Swarovski PH 30MM 3-12X50. I was looking through them all until after what would have been legal shooting light and the only conclusion I came to was I could see the heavier Duplexes much easier. I had all the scopes on 6X to try and keep things constant. Light and Definition seemed very similiar on all scopes. I was set on getting another Swarovski since the Swarovski I have has done fine for me so far but now I just don't know if it is worth the extra money.
I have a set of Swarovski Binos that are deffinately worth the money, the detail and definition is second to none when looking into brush or trees with low light but don't know if the same carries through on the scopes even though I have one.