- Vari-X III: 13 ounces, Multi-Coat 4, around $500
- LPS: 17.2 ounces, DiamondCoat, around $800 Both Multi-Coat 4 and DiamondCoat are very efficient multicoatings that allow these scopes to compete very well with European scopes in light transmission. The DiamondCoat is very hard and so holds up against abuse in the field. But as long as you don't clean your lenses with Kleenex or your dirty shirttail, the Multi-Coat 4 will last a lifetime. Obviously, the LPS is much heavier and more expensive. As far as ruggedness goes, Leupold scopes are as tough as any on the market today.