This question stems off the thread by 357smallbore about Tasco & Simmons. Probable seen a question like this on here before but I haven't been here a year yet so here goes. I stand with the poor guys on a lot of my opinions because I was one for half my life so you know where a lot of my thoughts come from. Today's tv hunting & shooting programs & & even magazines all lean toward people with money, not the REAL AVERAGE hunter & outdoorsman or woman. Maybe I am in a low income area or not in touch with how many people have plenty of money but I know about 90% of my friends don't own a scope over $250 because they simply can't afford the Leupolds or other well known scopes. At last count I have 9 Leupold scopes & 3 Nikons which aren't the $1000 size but more like the $500 to $600 variety, which all work just fine & for the truth, I can't see why I would spend $1000 to $1500 to get a scope that does the same thing as the ones I already have. No problems with low light or anything else. My question is,,, what can a $1000 Leupold give me that a $500 can't give me??? We have all heard this, the more you pay, the more you paid them for ADVERTISING. I am not bashing Leupold, they are great to deal with for parallax changes, or any questions. I can take any one of them & walk a clover leaf group which will stay on target all season.