April 20th, 2017, 09:13 AM
Join Date: Nov 2016
I don't have any personal experience with the Leopold but it has great reviews and I'm sure its a great scope. I have/had the Vortex on my Scout Squad and a buddy has the Burris on his Socom which I shoot almost as much as my scout.
The Vortex is a great scope, especially for the money. The Burris might be slightly clearer but it is 3x the price. The one thing I like more about the Burris is the purple hue of the glass, its beautiful.
I went with 1" low Vortex rings and they seemed to be fine. My buddy has a quick disconnect mount on the forward rail of his Socom but it puts the glass a bit higher. The low rings gave me a perfect sight picture but his socom setup is nice because you can instantly pop off the scope and shoot open sights.
I'd stay away from leatherwood scopes as they are kind of chintzy.
Shameless plug; I have my Vortex Scout scope for sale here on the forum. It worked great but I just ordered a Bassett mount and will pick up a 1-6x scope.