Well, if I am, it is well earned!
Are you the resident Glass Snob?
So, I received my Burris Veracity 3-15X50 FFP and the included Fullfield E1 4.5-14x42mm SFP scope. Both have nice clear glass and I think the reticle on the Veracity will work well for Varmints. Might try the Fullfield E1 on my Savage 93R 17HMR but have a scope on it that I'm happy with so will probably just price for a quick sale and let it go.
I've wasted A LOT of $$ getting to where I can feel comfortable when buying a particular scope; one I can feel confident it will be devoid the usual family of mechanical and optical short-comings!
Geeze... Must be over a hundred different scope makers nowadayz! And, that's not all. Many brands have been acquired by more than one different companies over time. So, a scope that was crap may now be good and visa - versa. 'Bout the only way to be assured is by someone (we) trust that is willing to personally endorse a particular scope, or one with a stellar reputation that is still produced by the original maker.
And, and lastly, good scopes cost $$, true. But, $$ is not necessarily a pure measure of a scope, i.e., brand name often carries a price tag more to do with brand recognition than can be justified by equal measure of physical or optical attributes. (That is my definition of "scope snobbery". Ya see that (snobbery) a lot in car clubs too, I can tell ya!)
I recall one of my brothers - a avid shooter - had a $700+ Leupold Vari-X III on a $150 Handy Rifle (inexpensive break-open single shot). $$ had nothing much to do with scope selection. The danged gun shot 5-shot groups under 1/2 MOA center-center, and for shooting crows and starlings to and past 200 yards (223 caliber), "The gun needs it!" he says.
Whatever works 4 U, WORKS! Some may call any scope over $200 "snobbery" (present company excluded), but after 60 years of shooting I too independently arrived at our favorite old sage's quotable quote
: "No part of shooting is more expensive than cheap glass." A-MEN!