This is my first venture into the purchase and use of a spotting scope, for use in sighting-in a rifle. Overall, it has been just what I needed to get an excellent down range picture of my shots up to 200 yds. I have not tried to utilize it beyond that as I do not intend to target anything beyond that distance. Chalk that up to old age and diminished eyesight. The scope is excellent in optic quality for viewing bullet hits clearly and crisply, with its focusing adjustments. I do also like and appreciate the adjustable eye relief provided on the eye piece. Some reviewers have been critical of the quality of the hard case, but in my opinion, its quite adequate for the purpose and provides a good secure storage. It appears to be well padded, with foam to protect the scope from most general bumps and thumps. Is it going to hold up to the type of handling and trashing by airport baggage handlers? No, its not, but I don't think thats what Leupold had in mind in the design. My main criticism is that either the tripod does not provide a good support at bench level, for the size of the scope, or the scope to tripod mount cannot be tightened enough to keep even a mild breeze from causing the scope to shake and creating difficulties in good steady visual field. Other than that, I think it was a great purchase for my purposes and needs. Bottom line you really can't go wrong with a Leupold product.
Pros: Usual Leupold Quality
Cons: Tripod to scope connection could be better
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.