I've slowly been converted to Leupold scopes. I carried a LR/T on an M14 during a rather interesting deployment, beat it up pretty badly, and it always held its zero. I now have the same scope sitting on a .243 that I built. Even with the 40% military discount I got from them, the rifle is the single most expensive thing on this rifle, and I would not change that. Looking through good glass then looking through cheap glass will really open your eyes. I can dial the adjustments all the way up, down, left and right on this scope and when I turn the back to 0 the rifle will shoot exactly where it is supposed to. Repeatability is TREMENDOUS with a scope and the cheaper ones are severely lacking here.
I apologize for the grainy cellphone pic.