save yourself 100.00 and buy a bushnell 4200 elite. it'll be brighter than the leupold and has the raingaurd feature. if you hunt in any type of weather and do not stop the hunt once the mist comes, you owe it to your self to use a elite series of scope with the raingaurd. oh by the way (i'm not trying to knock the leo's) the 4200 elite is brighter than the vari x II and the nikon. but you wont go wrong with any that you listed. for the record, the elite series of scopes are the old baush & lomb scope. they have a lifetime warenty.