Yep. It's as good as it looks!
I thought to myself, "A 4x12 scope, built in the USA, from Leupold, for LESS than $400? Something's off." Seriously, I just "knew" that to get to this low price-point, Leupold must have skimped out on something.... Cheaper glass, maybe? Plastic knobs? I went to my local outdoor shops, all four of them, and I could not find this scope because it was too new. I didn't want to buy it without putting my hands on one, but it nagged at me. A week went by and I finally pulled the trigger. I *LOVE* this scope! I don't have any scientific equipment, light meters, etc, but I would swear that this scope lets in more light at dawn and dusk than my old Leupold 2x9 and for $100 less! It's as well made as any Leupold scope I've used or looked at. The adjustment knobs are all very nice and tight, the eye-relief is as good or better than other Leupolds I've scanned, and the focus is extremely sharp! I haven't had a chance to "Shoot through the reticle" yet, but I'm excited to do so. Living in Colorado, I'm 100% confident that this scope will take me from Mule Deer in the Bush, to Elk in the high-country, to Antelope 300 yards away on the prairie. It's a LOT of scope for the money.