I've long been predominantly a gold ring guy, but I originally bought this scope as it was the only one I could find in this magnification range that I was able to mount as low as possible onto my BLR 325 WSM without having to remove the rear sight, which, when available, I like to sight in and leave in place in case something would happen to the scope when I'm in a remote location. Additionally, it is far more esthetically pleasing than a scope of larger dimensions would be on this set up. This scope is very bright for its objective size, and it has proven to be very rugged, holding zero after several falls in steep terrain - one of which actually dented the objective bell. The best endorsement I can give is that I bought two more to mount on my muzzleloaders, as I had rear sight/scope mounting considerations with those as well. Overall, if you have an action type that fits this scope, you won't be disappointed. I do wish they were still made in the USA, like their progenitors, the Short Mags, were.
Pros: Size, clarity, ruggedness, eye relief
Cons: Made overseas
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.