I have the older version of this scope with the illuminated reticles(which was an un-needed feature). If this scope is anything like the previous models I would highly recommend it as a 'starter' optic if you still want to use your iron sights. The carry handle mount is fully 'look through' and you can leave your irons as is. I've had mine on and off my AR's carry handle multiple times and not had to re-zero it more than 2 clicks up/down at 100 yards. The L-R remained true. Very rugged little scope for the money. In two seasons of tactical matches with pretty rough handling the scope has held its zero. The cross hairs are pretty thick for range estimation. At 300 yards the crosshairs can completely cover an 8 inch target. While the BDC is a neat feature, using hold-over is a lot faster than dialing up the BDC, which is awkward to adjust while 'on target'. This scope would benefit from thick and thin cross hairs. The flip up scope caps that come with it are top notch, but add a bit of bulk, I take mine off for competition.
Pros: price, compactness, weight, lens covers
Cons: heavy crosshairs
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.