I used to work in a sports shop and learned from the Leupold rep that in 1973 in Harrisburg, Pa., a gun shop got flooded by Hurricane Agnes and their entire scope inventory was submerged in mud & water for 3 weeks. Of all the brands of scopes carried by that shop, the Leupolds were all 100% waterproof and had not leaked. The other brands were not so fortunate. I realize that those are extreme conditions, but it tells a lot. The best thing is if any of those Leupolds had suffered problems, they would have been covered by warranty.
That right there made me realize they are worth the money.
Luck Counts, good or bad