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Most Helpful Positive Review Things To Be Aware Of
The manufactures manual lacks helpful information. The elevation and windag...
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Most Helpful Negative Review Better off putting it on a AR15
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Great Idea, Poor Execution

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MA Written on April 30, 2013
Billed as the scope developed by Jim Leatherwood for Vietnam era army snipers, this is a civilian version built to much lower standards than the original military sniper riflescope. Where the original had steel parts fitted with extreme precision, this scope has aluminum and plastic. The assembly (in China) is also very haphazard. The tube-to-base alignment of the scope I received was so far out it was visible to the naked eye. The zoom ring touched the base at minimum zoom creating much friction and jamming the mechanism.
On the other hand, the optics are very nice indeed for the price. Very clear with a good reticle.
In summary, this would be an excellent scope for the price IF it was properly manufactured with adequate quality assurance.
Pros: Clever and effective ranging system
Cons: Poor quality manufacturing standards...
Would recommend: No
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Terrible scope for the money

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, UT Written on April 27, 2013
After spending nearly $475 on the scope I taking it off my rifle and finding something better. The optics quality is hazy when zooming. The only time the optics are clear is when there is no zoom. Certainly not a scope to use when shooting anything over 100 yards. With the mount constantly loosening it makes it nearly impossible to be accurate. I was really excited to when I bought the scope but I have only been disappointed. My recommendation is if you are going to spend this amount on a scope go for a leopold or vortex for a little more $.
Pros: Unable to think of any
Cons: The mount constantly loosening making accuracy nearly impossible, poor optics quality...
Would recommend: No
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what happen to quality and craftsmanship

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, AZ Written on January 10, 2013
Bought this art 1200 scope from this company and I have know problems from them however I took this scope it is scope #1 out too sight it in at a 100 yard rang and ran about 40 rd though it. I found the forward objective lens would not focus it stayed at one position and when i moved the power ring from 3 power to 24 everything went blurry
so I called Hi-Lux and they gave me A RMA # and I sent it back too them after 3 weeks and many phone call I received a new scope the same as the one I sent in. Then I took the new one to the range to sight in and after much frustration in setting it up I managed to get a 1/2 group at 100 Yards and I was happy. Then the next day I went back to see if I could tighten up the group using the same ammo and with the first shot I was 4 in, off then 6" I began using the power ring on the scope to check my shots an as I would turn the power Ring the cross hairs turned to a X and would tumble through the setting again I had to send this one back to High Lux My opinion of this product is they are unreliable garbage. If I was out in the filed when this happened or worse in a combat environment I would be out too lunch.

Pros: life time warrantee
Cons: bad design cradle is hard to tighten down move with each shot until tight...
Would recommend: No
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M-1200

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on August 3, 2012
Found the scope to be very easy to mount and operate. It is excellant at 50 yds all the way up to 1200 meters.
Pros: the auto range finder
Cons: havent found any yet...
Would recommend: Yes
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Scope that felt short

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MN Written on May 13, 2012
Not sure if I received a damaged product. The base did not perfectly laid flat on the receiver. The scope touched the top rail. Had to elevate and finaly replaced the base.
Pros: Appears to be simple to use.
Cons: Issues with the base....
Would recommend: Yes
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riflescope

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on May 8, 2012
this is the fifth purchase and I,m fully satisfied again. RS is what i needed, i like every feature of my purchase, esp. the price of course. Let the RS do the work for me :)....
Would recommend: Yes
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Things To Be Aware Of

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CO Written on May 5, 2012
The manufactures manual lacks helpful information. The elevation and windage are 1/8 increments, not or . My 1200 is mounted to a new Savage 10, .308, 24 barrel. I had 1x1 instruction to set the scope up and zero it from someone who learned this scope when he went through the US Armys sniper school.

I used Federal Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing BTHP 175 gr as my primary ammo, but I shot Hornady 178 gr Superformance, Federal America Eagle and PMC 150 gr. I have also shot Corbon 178 gr subsonic ammo and was dead on at 100 yrds with hold under. Shoots well with a 300 meter zero on a 100 yard range with the hash mark on the upper wire being my point of aim.

My rounds were in tight shot groups at the 300, 400 and 500 meter distances. My rounds went way high for the 600, 700 and 800 distances, and we had to adjust the elevation a substantial number of clicks down to be dead on at those distances. At 900 meters it was essentially dead on. I was able to hit a 10 steal plate a few times at that distance with crosshair point of aim. Wind was a problem, but the scope put my rounds right on or very close. A human size target would have been hit.

I really like the scope and with practice can become very proficient, but its frustrating that the cam does not adjust correctly for those ranges where my rounds went flying high. At this point, I am leaving the elevation turret on its zero and using hold under.

The set screws can easily be lost on the range ring. Leatherwood said they...
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Would recommend: Yes
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Multi-Dial rings my A$$

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, ND Written on April 19, 2012
I'm having an issue with Optic Planet.... I ordered the M1200, the website it is supose to come with Multi-Dial rings which allow you to zero this scope to multiple weapons. however, I did not recieve such Multi-Dial rings. So they had me send it in to replace it... ($22 to ship it to them). then they call me and tell me that the Multi-Dial rings where on the Scope.... Which they were not! I had to walk their customer service step by step directions to show them what the Multi-Dial Rings look like on the Manufatures Website. Their customer service member then agreed with me that I did not recieve the Multi-Dial rings. So they sent my scope back to me... with my new rings you ask? HELL NO. I recieved the same thing as before. So, Now I am asking really nicely to have those Multi-Dial rings, like your website advertises that comes with this scope (M1200) or at least give me my $20+ that I had to spend to send it into OpticPlanet back....
Would recommend: Yes
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Better off putting it on a AR15

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on April 1, 2012
If this scope had a 30mm tube it would be much better. The light transmission leaves much to be desired. Extremely Fine reticle is hard to distinguish in lower light situations. Light transmission is limited at higher powers of course. A 30mm tube would be better. Range/power rings will remove the hide from the shooter's thumb or little finger depending upon how you open the bolt on your rifle. It is directly above the bolt handle and with the handle in the up position there is less than 1/4 inch of clearance. If for no other reason, this scope is probably better suited on semi-auto firearms.
Pros: The ART system
Cons: Not really suited for bolt action rifles...
Would recommend: No
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Everything you could want in a scope!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on February 3, 2012
Great scope! The scope is very clear, holds up to a 338 lapua mag's recoil, and is easy to set up and use. Dial in and pull the trigger!
Pros: Great scope for the money!...
Would recommend: Yes
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