I had ordered a Leupold Mark 4 MRT 1.5-5 x 20mm with the 300.BLK reticle. Through no fault of Optics Planet, Leupold couldn't deliver and after about two months I canceled it and on 5/15/2012 I purchased the Leupold VX-R 1.25-4x20mm Matte Riflescope, Fire Dot Pig Plex Reticle 113165. Fast, intact shipping. I'm glad I didn't hold out for the other scope because this was MUCH less expensive and I'm very pleased with it.
Mounted on a CMMG .300 BLK flat top upper, set-up was easy with the Leupold recommended base/rings. Laser bore sited at 25 yds. to get on paper then stretched it out to 100 yds. Of many available Blackout rounds, I settled on Rem. 125 gr. Accutip because that round with that scope on that upper shoots flat and true out to 100 yds. (Thats my personal max distance to hunt with the .300)
In one year, this is what Ive found at the range:
Its as good as any other scope of the same magnification in artificial light.
In the woods is where this thing excels:
The glass in this scope is clear and sharp. It shows very good color contrast in the environment of Florida hardwoods and swamps. Standing in sunny palmettos and looking into the shadows of a Cyprus head (and vice versa) the image is sharp and the reticle can easily be seen. The light transmission in this scope is better than any I own. As the sun goes down on a generally clear day, at the very end of legal light, Ive noticed a 5-10 minute window where the image in the scope is brighter and clearer than looki...