This is a very good high quality scope overall, and I definitely do recommend it. Here is my review...
First the pro's:
the glass is very good quality - bright, clear, brings out color very well. I am very happy with the quality, it compares with glass in much higher priced scopes.
Eye relief is generous - makes it easy to view through the scope without seeing black around the edges.
The turrets tracking is smooth and precise. You can tell the turrets are high quality as you click through the adjustments; they feel very solid and well built. Though there is no way to lock the turrets, they will not move without you turning them - they are stiff enough to stay in place yet very smooth when you turn them. Bushnell did a good job with the turret tracking.
Magnification range - this is a great feature 4.5x30; a huge zoom range! At 4.5x you have a large field of view and a very clear viewing. At 30x it's up close and personal. The zoom range is the best feature of this scope in my opinion; I wasn't able to find any other scope with this much range for under $3k, and even then there weren't many options.
The scope is also very short for such a large zoom range; only 13.1 inches long - a few inches shorter than any others with this much magnification. Not a huge bonus, but a nice extra.
Side focus knob is very smooth and easy to adjust. It requires very little effort to turn it, allowing you to focus quickly and precisely.
Scope comes with a 3" long sun sha...