I got this scope due to a friends recommendation, he has the Paladin. I very much like the 410 Spartan. The image is very, very good considering this is a Gen 1 scope. The controls are easy to manipulate, and adjustments are also easy.
I do think that a previous reviewer may be on to something about the magnification, I think that 5x is a bit optimistic, but it is difficult for me to say for certain. That said, I was able to easily pick up movement at distance, even small objects, and the image quality is vastly superior to other Gen1 NV Ive seen. I have not had a chance to fully distance this but have been able to make out human sized items at 150+ yards. At this distance, it was difficult to tell varying critters - squirrel, skunk, fox, cat or coyote. You can tell there are critters, but youre pushing here. Still, within this distance, the imaging is very, very good for the price point. Its very good period.
The unit is big and heavy, no argument. But it does work and work very well. it will take up quite a bit of rail space and it is large. If you mean to case this scope mounted to your rifle, keep this in mind.
I would buy this scope again without hesitation.
Pros: image quality, reticle, ergonomics
Cons: size and weight
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.