This is actually the scope I should buy because I'm just a casual shooter. But I'm stuck on a Leupold Goldring, & will have to wait for the Big bux to accumulate. Ok, the main reason I'm only a casual shooter is my eyesight, and there, every dime I spend on optics is worth it to me. A Leupold 3-9x 40mm with ftp reticle, electric firedot, and parallax costs less than I spend on eyeglasses per year. This may change somewhat. I am 60 and soon expected to have cataract surgery; and afterwards I may really be surprised at the improvement in vision. What probably won't change is my love for Leupold optics. I guess there are better, but I couldn't ask for better than the 2 that I own.