Entry level Burris scopes
are not as bright as entry level Nikons. Leupolds are better. Leupold
high end scopes
are vastly superior. Mid range scopes
are so similar, comparing apples to apples, if you had them side by side they would exhibit very similar light transmission. I would be happy to hunt with any of the midrange optics
by those companies and not feel slighted in the least.