I agree, nikon is every bit of a leopuld, but cheaper. Good clear scopes at reasonable prices. I have a nikon prostaff on an AR and it works great. I also recommend Burris, another good affordable brand that doesn't get the credit it deserves. Go to your LGS and compare them. You be able to see.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.