Mueller APV AO Rifle Scope, Black, 4.5-14 x 40mm
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2012
I really wanted to be one of the people that bought this scope, had zero problems, lived happily ever after and rated it 5 stars on Amazon. I am happy, overall, when i consider what it represents at it's price. I have, however, had a couple problems.

The first one i received was mounted on my bolt-action Marlin .22LR. I took it to the range for the first time, sighted it in, proceeded to shoot several tiny little groups, shot the best score i have ever put up on a 50yd. benchrest target, and then i noticed the POI started shifting gradually. I was confused to say the least. Right after i noticed the changes i spotted the culprit. The erector tube was rolling around in the objective bell! Mueller took care of this very quickly and paid for shipping. Thumbs up for their service department.

The replacement scope is optically and mechanically sound but the Adjustable-objective is off. I have to have the lens set at infinity to focus at 200+ yards. Not anywhere close to lining up with the markings. The scope now sits on my .243 varmint rifle and I regularly shoot out to 400 yards at targets and milk jugs and such with no issues but I can't quite say i have 100% faith it will last forever.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2011
I have now owned my Mueller scope for over a year now, mounted on a .17 HMR Savage bolt action (heavy bull barrel). All I can say is wow.

This scope is razor sharp, deadly accurate and has get ability to capture light. When shopping for a scope, I was looking at Nikons, Leupolds and similar when I discovered Muellers. After finding out that they are a Michigan company (where I live) and reading lots of reviews, I decided to try it out. Heck, they are touted as a medium quality Leupold with an entry price tag.

Well, that is 100% true and more. I find myself making the argument that these scopes are slightly better than a a mid-range Leupold.

I have since shot off about 2000 .17 rounds and the scope has kept its zero perfectly. The MOA adjustments are solid and easy to use without tools. I used Burris Zee Rings to mount it as Mueller recommended.

What is really nice about the scope too is the ability to adjust your focus from 25, 50, 75, 100 and infinity. That gives you a razor sharp view at any range you choose to shoot to.

Overall, I am very impressed with my Mueller and will definitely look to buy another one. I highly recommend it to someone who is looking for a quality scope on a budget. You won't be disappointed.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2009
Mounted this on my 10/22 and it works very nicely. Easy to adjust cross-hairs without extra tools. Did not come with mounting hardware.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2012
I mounted this on my Marlin XT-22 bolt action rifle. I thought I'd write this review since I can find almost no information regarding scopes and mounts for this rifle. Unlike semi-automatic rifles, bolt clearance becomes an issue when mounting optics on a bolt action rifle. I bought a set of Weaver #12 scope mount bases and weaver quad lock 1" scope rings. I bought a set of high and extra high scope rings because I wanted to make sure the bolt clears the rear lens while cycling AND removing the bolt for cleaning. In one review on youtube someone mounted a Nikon Prostaff on the XT-22 with medium height rings and the bolt was clear for cycling the action but didn't have enough room to remove the bolt so he had to take a dremel to his bolt and grind it down.

With the high height scope rings the Mueller APV 4.5-14x40 fits perfectly on the XT-22. There's about a 2mm gap between the front objective lens and the top of the barrel, just enough space for the front lens cover. The bolt also clears the rear lens by just about 1mm. Honestly it's scope was made for this rifle. The scope also clears the rear iron sights so you don't have to remove them.

The AO was one of the big requirements for me. I haven't checked the markings to see if they match the distances exactly but from what I've seen they seem about right. Some people have reported the distances being completely off, I'm guessing they just got a bad copy. So far mine seems to be spot on. Optics are crystal clear up to about 9x magnification and still very good up to 14x.

One potential downside I suppose is that the scope is rather heavy. If you're taking this backpacking you could probably save 5 or 6 ounces going with a 3-9x40, however for my purposes this isn't an issue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 28, 2014
Bought this for my Savage Mark II FV-SR .22 rifle. It is the perfect scope for target shooting up to about 200 yards. At 100 yards you can see .22 caliber holes in paper so you don't need a spotting scope to go along with it. The optics are really surprisingly clear and brightness is definitely better than adequate at 14x zoom.

Clicks are solid and it holds zero. Crosshairs are nice and clean and the middle of the crosshairs gets nice and thin making precision easy. I'd say at 100 yards and full zoom the cross itself covers less than a quarter inch circle. My rifle is a 1MOA gun and I feel this scope was up to the task to take advantage of my rifle's ability.

Only note is this isn't a tactical setup. For that you want the APT with exposed turrets and mildot crosshairs. I have subsequently ordered the APT and might return this only because I could use the more tactical setup for my purposes. This scope (the APV) totally lives up to the hype it gets as a giant killer in that it offers stellar performance in the low $100 price range. Anyone giving it 3 stars and saying 'okay for the money' clearly just needed more scope than this for their application, in which case they had no business buying this. Know what you need for your application and if this fits the bill you will be pleased.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
This is a great scope for the money. Obviously not in the same category as higher priced glass, but definitely worth the money. Variable objective and rock solid construction. Crystal clear lenses with easy adjustments. I did find that I needed a screw driver for elevation changes though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2012
Mounted this scope on a Ruger 10/22 and have been pleased with the results. Compares favorably to other scope brands that sell for about twice the price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
Put this scope on a stock Ruger 10/22. Was able to win a bronze medal at this years rimfire sporter match at the western games run by the CMP
Very clear sight picture and a great scope
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2011
This scope company is located in my home state of Michigan. They have their scopes made in china with japanese optics. My brother inlaw only has Nikon scopes. He could not believe that my scope was not some high end scope from Europe. Plus to top it off they have a life time warranty.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2012
This is a difficult scope to beat for the money. Build quality is impressive and the glass is bright and clear. The recticle is fine in the middle which is great for target shooting. While shooting next to friend at 100 yards who was using a 3-9x, I was calling his shots as he couldn't even see them. I chose this scope for my custom Ruger 10/22 after reading many reviews on Rimfire Central.
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