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Eh, it's okay.
on March 6, 2011
I've used mine and it does the job to the extent that it was designed to...nothing more. Those who rate this scope poorly because it doesn't deliver ACOG performance are just not living in the real world. If you want or expect more, buy a high-end scope. If you aren't looking for (or don't need)the best, this one will do...if your life doesn't depend day-in & day-out on your equipment.
This sucker is heavy at approximately one pound. If you aren't a strong individual and/or you plan on carrying your weapon for extended periods of time, you'll want a lighter scope if you are mounting this on anything heavier than an M4. With a modified HK93 (tri-rail handguard, tactical flashlight & laser), this scope puts the whole rig over 11 pounds with a partially loaded 40 round magazine. This isn't necessarily a negative, just an observation.
In regards to the negatives, there's no excuse for having a reticle that's ghosted or gives off a double image such as mine does. Also, the overall finish on the product was okay at best. At the relatively low price point, it simply isn't worth the time and energy to send back for a replacement or repair, and I think Bushnell is counting on that. Bushnell's quality control leaves much to be desired, in my opinion.
Overall, I would recommend this scope to someone who is looking for a low-cost alternative to "the real thing" and doesn't plan on carrying their weapon into combat. This will suffice for wowing them at the range or for fast acquisition of a home invading bad guy. However, if you need a tough tactical reflex sight/scope for military applications...save up and buy the real thing.
UPDATE: I ended up selling this sight for $80. I decided that the combination of a ghosted image with the heavy weight was a deal breaker. I ended up buying a Walther PS 22 red dot AND a Trijicon Reflex sight, but would still give this sight a 3 out of 5.