Looked long and hard at Vortex.
Their good stuff rivals the top of the line offerings from the big names.
I've also been in touch with their customer service folks who proved to be top notch.
I believe the person I dealt with was Tom Leatherberry. Patient and knowledgeable.
I managed to find a local NY dealer with some outstanding deals. http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/vortex.pl?page=vortexoptics
Mind you, I haven't been comparison shopping for many months.