Leupold vs Vortex scope
I have a leupold scope on the same gun my friend has and havent needed any warranty on mine so far.
The best warranty is the one you never use. Even $50 POS scopes have lifetime warranties but what good does a warranty do you in the middle of deer season? Sure in 6 to 8 weeks you will have a new scope but that doesn't do you any good now.
"vortex has the better lifetime warranty"
Warranties are virtually equal on each but it all boils down to which scope gives you the best picture.
Before you drop the $$$ on either brand, you owe it to yourself to look through each one. Don't go by an informal internet poll.
P.S. Don't overlook Nikon either.