The Leupold would be my choice for a hunting rifle. It's sleeker and more slender with(from my experience) a much larger field of view.
The Nikon has excellent glass for the money. Extremely clear, bright, and contrasty. And if it were for a target rifle on a budget, it would be my pick. But I find them somewhat bulky, the 32mm scope had a bell similar in size to a 36mm Leupold, and the 40mm had a bell the size of a 44mm. Also both had noticeably small fields of view for a hunting rifle.
Also, I'm sure the BDC works fine. But I could do without it. For me it's an added distraction that I don't care for.
"Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife that you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person." Fred Bear
Handi 243 working on full Bubbaization. American Classic Model 1377 & Ruger Air Hawk. Zebco, Shimano, Garcia & Shakespeare. Heddon, Rapala, Buck & Leatherman.
Last edited by Sheridan5mm; 12-30-2016 at 01:34 PM.