In addition to the power of reasoning and innate intelligence, humans were able to dominate this planet through their better view of the environment, and putting this advantage to the hilt has been achieved by many in the contemporary era through Leupold scopes. These products are manufactured by the American company Leupold & Stevens Inc. which has been manufacturing precision optical instruments for 100 years. The companys products over these years have established their mark in sports shooting, wildlife and general observation, and law enforcement and military applications. In fact, it was in World War II when Leupold scopes established themselves as dependable and high quality instruments. During the war, the company supplied rifle scopes for the US Army and worked with the American Navy for optics used aboard its war vessels. It is from these endeavors that Leupold developed the techniques in waterproofing and durable construction found in its products today. Sports hunters will be pleased to know that Leupold scopes for hunting were developed as a result of one of the company founders interest in the sport. This company co-founder, Markus Leupold, it has been told, was out hunting one day and missed a deer shot when his scope fogged up. This incident egged him and the company on to develop a more dependable and high-performance optics not only for shooting but for other applications as well. Today, in addition to civilian use, Leupold scopes are part of standard issue equipment for the US Army, the Navy SEALS, the Secret Service, the Marine Corps and the US Navy. Superior optical quality, absolute ruggedness and waterproof integrity are the qualities which have made the Leupold product an endearing piece of equipment to their users. Consumers are offered a wide array of choices for a variety of uses. Leupold has scopes coming in yet several models for shooting and hunting, such as rifle scopes and spotting scopes. For general observation use, there are many models for binoculars and rangefinders, as well as especially designed modular flashlights. All Leupold products carry a lifetime guaranty to deliver bright and crystal clear image resolutions within their designed ranges, in addition to their rugged dependability and absolute waterproofing. To make the most out of the Leupold scopes, an appropriate type of product should be chosen based on the specific application and the users individual make-up. For instance, choice of a pair of binoculars, full size or compact models, would be influenced if a person is wearing eyeglasses. The location of the observation, what is to be observed (e.g. game, birds or butterflies) and for what purpose (hunting, camping, hiking or nature observation) are also factors to consider. Some Leopold scopes would be more suitable, for example, as a tool in viewing stadium sporting events and performances, while other products are best for theatrical audiences. Age and size of the individual, particularly the hands, are also important considerations. People with some vision problems would also have specific Leopold scopes that would suit them best. True to its vision of giving consumers a square deal, the Leupold company has put all these considerations together in a chart available at its website that should prove most helpful in determining what is the best Leupold scopes from which various individuals can make their appropriate choice.