Better than Leupold VX2 not quite as good as Leupold VX3 would be my opinion. It is certainly a contender but I still think a Bushy 4200 is better glass and a Conquest is better than any of these.
But Im a blind guy so I just lick em and judge by the texture and taste of the lense coatings.
Its a visual thing you need to look at them and compare for yourself not everyone uses the same prescription for their glasses, and some eyes are more finely tuned to certain color tones, where others are flat out color blind, which is why you can ask ten people this same question and get ten different answers. With Vortex buy one and try it, look at it, dont mount it or molest it just look at it, and if you dont like what you see pay the postage and send it back and get something else.