Why am I running in to so many people that are down on Leupold? Now this is gettin old! Am I the only one whose had one for the past 20yrs(an 87 model Vari-X lll 3.5-10x40AO I bought used in 88 for $200)that has NEVER failed in the field or was of such"poor optic quality"that it cost a shot. I sent it to Leupold last summer after 20yrs of HARD use(it shows it to) because the AO ring was tightening up. They fixed it,gave it a check up,nothing else was wrong,and now all's good again. Yea,it was for free but for the service that scope has given me I would of paid to had it fixed with no questions asked. I've got and use other makes of scopes but if I could only have one it would be my 3.5-10. Gonna go eat a bowl a nails now!