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Honestly amazed so far! I almost didn't buy this based on some negative reviews
on July 8, 2015
I almost didn't buy this since a handful of people said the scope was blurry. Yes when you adjust the zoom it gets blurry fast, but when you adjust the focus you can find that sweet spot that works for the distance you are looking at. I have successfully had a clear view at the furthest and shortest settings on this scope. It was crystal clear! I have successfully been able to adjust the zoom and focus at other random distances inbetween the max and min. (See pictures, I aimed at a distant power tower which I estimate to be 400+ yards away. There are 3 pictures taken from my iPhone. 1 picture is just the iPhone picture out my window with no zoom. The other two pictures are with the scope zoomed all the way out and all the way in. You'll know which one is which!) Most rifle scopes I have used has had only a zoom and your eyes are the focusing lens. Maybe the negative reviewers are used to just adjusting one knob? This scope has three knobs total to adjust. One zoom and 2 focus(the end near your eye unscrews out a ways, this is your second focus. It was hard to notice and that might be the answer for some other reviewers and their blurry problems), so yeah it takes more effort to focus and zoom for sure, but it's not like it is impossible to get a clear view through the scope as some people claim. The red and green light feature is pretty cool, I was happy to see it wasn't required to be on to use the scope. That wasn't clear from the description. The scope is just a normal scope with crosshairs, the lights just reflect off of it to make it easier to see in certain lighting conditions. If your battery dies no biggie, the scope still works!
The build quality is nice too. If you gave this scope to me a week ago when I didn't know anything about this scope I would have guessed it cost $300-$400. To get it for $50.00 is a steal.
Now there are two other important factors that I have yet to test with this scope:
1) Does it hold up to recoil? Will the crosshairs float and come loose? (I am only going to be using it on a Feather AT-9 which is a 9mm carbine rifle. It doesn't kick that much.) I bought a Barska Plinker-22 scope for it a few months ago, but the crosshairs rotate freely inside the scope. Yes the scope was made for a 22, but I didn't think a 9mm in a heavy rifle would hurt it. It did.
2) Will it hold zero? My 9mm carbine is very accurate. It is a fun plinking rifle. I want a nice scope on it to easily and accurately snipe potatoes. (potatoes are a very cheap, reactive, biodegradable target. I can buy 10 lbs of potatoes at my local grocery store for $2.00. Hours of fun right there.) Yes I could spend more on a scope, but I don't want the cost of the scope to be worth close to the value of my gun.
I will update my review when I can test its ability to resist recoil and hold zero. Even if it doesn't the magnification ability would make it an awesome spotting scope for $50.00. Can't find that kind of magnification for that price anywhere.