Yeah... I don't think I'm looking to get a Sure-Loc scope just yet. The Axcel I see as a long-term investment, as I try to take excellent care of my equipment. It sounds like the housing might end up being the same. Could you, or anyone , give me just a few lens that are decent to excellent? I've heard a lot of talk about Zeiss lens... but then see Zeiss coated lens? What is the difference, if there is one?I use a CR Apex target scope and lense that came with it...not horrible at all, and fairly economical. Classic or Specialty Archery are the best imo...but Sure loc makes a nice one too --as you have probably heard though they are WAY too expensive for the lenses. Shibuya is making one now that looks pretty good too.
Best advice I got when it came to buying a scope was...buy a decent houseing that is in your budget...then get yourself a better lense on down the road. The lense is more important...just about any scope houseing will hold up as long as you don't beat up your equipment.