Overall, the scope is adequate for predator hunting/home defense where pinpoint accuracy may not be the biggest issue, but you are sacrificing quality and accuracy for the low cost illuminated reticule. The scope would not be good for accurate target shooting. The illuminated reticule and $100 price is the scopes strong features, with many good user reviews on the RGB model. Before I would buy it again I would have to reexamine the quality/features/price of illuminated reticule scopes.
Pros: PRO 1: The illuminated reticule is great, especially in the standard green and red modes. The illuminated reticule is the best feature of the scope. PRO 2: Size/Weight, being only 9â€ long and about 14oz is a perfect fit and looks great on an AR15.
Cons: CON 1: The zoom ring has an issue where there is a little slack at each end of the zoom range and very slight movement of the zoom ring moves the center of the crosshair approximately 1/8â€ right at 10 yards, and about 1â€ or more right at 100 yards. Also, moving the zoom from 3X to 9X seems to have a slow arc where the crosshair center goes from being centered at 3X, slightly arcing to about 1/2â€ right of center at 50 yards and coming back on center at 100 yards. Both these issues were only noticed because I have a red-dot laser which makes the crosshair movement rather obvious. Without the red-dot laser you would never notice these issues. CON 2: Adjustable parallax makes it hard to focus quickly for shots at varying distances, especially since the close focus is only 3 yards away. CON 3: turrets encounter tight spots that make you think you are at the end of the R-L or Up-Down crosshair adjustments. CON 4: supplied QD mounts are too low, had to replace with taller mounts.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.