We have been through all this with the S&B FT and look what happened, they listened to the wrong people and fear same will inevitably happen time and time again. You wont please everyone.
2 Schott glass
7 Better optics on a wire no mildot just horizontal dots.
9 Standard eye relief 75mm
Most of all a scope of consistent and sufficient build quality that doesnt pack up or very rarely does, take a note from Leupold.