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C'mon, people! Revised by second purchase.
on November 20, 2010
So, you pay $30 for a relex sight. It weighs 4 ounces, it's rock solid, and it works great. What's not to like? I give it 5 stars because it's very inexpensive and does everything it claims. The only reason it doesn't have 4.5 to 4 stars overall is because people are, well, different. One guy rates it down because he didn't FEEL strongly that he needed it. And that's the sight's fault? Many others rated it down because they don't know how it flippin' works... Sigh. If you don't like this scope for $30, you're going to be very, very hard to please. Good luck with life. 8^)
I'm using mine on a POI Carbon 15. No issues. Zero'd fine, has kept it's zero. I have a Trijicon reflex on my CAR15 and I like the adjustments on the NcStar better; they're more positive. And I like the reticle and the lack of need for a battery better on the Trijicon. Of course, the Trijicon cost somewhere north of $400...
I was going to add some pictures but I see some very good ones have been put up since I looked last. Good job, and thanks for saving me the trouble!
Bottom line: Highly recommended. (revised sharply downward; see below)
ADDED: Review #2. I got another one for another rifle. Ah, now I see... the second one was more of a sight KIT than a useful item. After complete dissasembly, some fiddling around, some spring stretching, and careful reassembly it now works. I'm a technical by trade, and I expect that what I did will be beyond most folks. The first one worked great, so I gave it 5 stars. The second one didn't work, but I got it functional. One star. About the same time the second one started working, the first one slipped the detent in the brightness selector; now to see the aimpoint, you have to turn the knob to 1/2 way between two settings. Every main numbered setting = off at this time. I haven't torn into it yet... it may get tossed in the trash instead. So I adjusted my overall rating down to 2 stars.
Considering that the thing costs 30-35 bucks, it's not an awful deal. If you get one that doesn't work, you can return it and try again. When they work they are fine.
Revised bottom line: Ya pays ya money and ya takes ya chances. Proceed at your own risk.
ADDED: By 'more of a sight KIT', I mean that the elevation didn't work at all and the windage would go to one side and wouldn't come back. By completely disassembling the mechanics of the sight and stretching springs, adjusting steel parts etc I was able to make it useful. What we all want is one like the first one, you mount it to the weapon, sight it in, and it provides years of good service. The second one didn't work at all, out of the box.