First, let me thank you for taking your time and providing a forum for the ignorant masses to perpetually throw the same questions at you time and time again. I have been mulling over the Steiner T5Xi 3-15 FFP mil/mil scr reticle vs the IOR/Valdada 3.5-18 FFP X1 reticle mil/mil scopes for what seems like an eternity. Here is a breakdown of each: Steiner 3-15x 	SCR™ MIL	50 mm	1st	34 mm	Resettable turrets, 2nd rotation indicator, locking diopter	 Field of View at 100 yds	36.0 - 7.3 Eye Relief	3.5 - 4.3 in. Exit Pupil	12.0 - 3.4 mm Length	13.1 in. Weight	29.8 oz. Diopter Adjustment Range	+2 to -3 Elevation Adjustment Knob	Resettable Zero Illumination Control	Illuminated Reticle with 4-day/7-night levels Wind/Elevation Click Value	1 cm (0.1 mrad) Elevation Range at 100 m.	340 cm (34 mils) Wind Range at 100 m.	150 cm (15 mils) Parallax/Focus	Side Focus Parallax/Focus Range	25 yd. to Infinity Nitrogen Filled	Yes Operating Temperature Range	-13° F to +145° F Lens Cap	Yes Waterproof/Fogproof	Submersible to 33 ft. Battery	CR 2450 Warranty	Heritage™ Warranty IOR/Valdada 3.5-18x50 35mm TACTICAL FFP MIL/MIL ILLUMINATED MP-8 DOT, SF 1. TECHNICAL FEATURES MAGNIFICATIONS 3.5-18X OBJECTIVE SIZE 50mm FIELD OF VIEW (100 YDS.) 32-7 FT. EXIT PUPIL 2.7- 14.2 mm EYE RELIEF 3.5 INCH DIOPTRICAL ADJUSTMENT -3 TO +3 DPT. RETICLE-TOTAL ADJUSTMENT RANGE 20 MRADS CLICK VALUE 0.1 MRAD (1cm) TUBE DIAMETER 35 MM LENGTH 14.0 INCH WEIGHT 35 OZ. Both can be found for around $2000.00 It's so hard to choose! Thanks for any and all responses!