See above pros and cons.
I use this scope at a 200metre outdoor rifle range setup right next to me for spotting my targets. I can easily see any .30cal holes at 200m with the .17hmr and .223 etc easier to see on white paper on most days. With black bullseyes I find it a bit tricky to find the .17hmr holes at 200m, but that's understandable!! I only use printed paper targets from home though, not the bright layered ones that you can buy :)
Overall though, I never really need to leave the bench and walk to the targets all day. This scope really is fantastic. I can easily help friends track their shots if they are only using 3-9x rifle scopes etc. Can even track the vapor trail and splash of bullets if they miss. Saves a LOT of time, walking and guess-work. Makes rifle sighting in or click changes easier to track.
I could (obviously) talk all day about this Alpen scope! The price was great, on special when I grabbed this from Optics Planet. Always a pleasure.
Cheers, Len from New Zealand
Pros: Very clear, easy to focus. Tripod does shake a little, but the fine adjustment knobs limit this. Still clear ar maximum 60x zoom, outstanding at lower power 20-40x. The large objective (80mm) lets in lots of light. Includes extendable sunshade, and screw on caps. East to find, intuitive fine focus knob. My kit came with the sturdy, foam-lined carry case.
Cons: I don't know if more expensive brands are clearer or better, as I have not used them. Size / bulkyness may not suit some? C...