Great scope for the money. Other scopes in this class cost $400-$600 more. Its a little longer and heavier than I anticipated but not a problem (one inch longer and 2 oz heavier that similar models). The reticle is black without illumination. This a feature I like. No battery, no problem...it still works. The red dot is only visiable in low light conditions. Again, no problem. I leave it on "11" and it's visible when needed and not visable when not needed. I mount all my AR scopes with the quick detach PEPR mount so I can switch in and out easily. There are better scopes but you'll pay $800+. This is one of the rare exceptions that you actually get more that what you pay for.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.