I just got my scope back from Leupold after sending it back for repair. I have four Leupold scopes and this is the first to need sending back. What appeared to be grains of dust showed up around the cross hairs when the illuminated reticule was switched on. I sent the scope via GMK in late September, and it has come back in late November. Allowing for the fact that this was a second hand scope with no documentation, and that Leupold are a fair way away, I think this has been a pretty good service. I have never claimed on their lifetime warrantee before, but it has reinforced my belief that they are a decent scope at a decent price, and now with excellent back up.
Would buy another without hesitation.