Mine came with a defective switch that Optics planet immediately returned for me - which is why I continue to buy from these guys. No hassle no questions. Scope does not have the same eye relief as my 3-12x42 or my 2-8 M223's. Also be aware that while the blackened area of the scope used to give you a readout does not cover your field of view it is a little large than anticipated. I guess my assumption was that you would not see the black until you depress the switch turning on the laser. The upper area about 1/5 of the glass is always black regardless of the range finder being on. Nikon makes a good scope I have 4 of them and this one was no different - the glass, clarity, brightness in the M223 price range is very hard to beat. The BDC reticule is nice, but if you intend to shot out past 300 yards I would have wished they offered this in the 3-12 or 4-16. The range finder goes to 600 yards, but the magnification in my opinion 2.5-10 is good in the 100-250 yard range. Granted my eyes may be getting a little older so I would have really appreciated the 12x power. The laser works better than other units I have bought, but does not work as good as some of my range finders. This may have been operator error or the faulty switch so I will not expound on the minor issues I noticed. The reason for the 3 on my expectations is because I maybe oversold myself - I wanted it to be as good or better than my 3-12x42 M223 while it was close it was not the same given they were in the same family.
Pros: Great Glass, good weight, built in mount
Cons: No remote switch, top 1/5 of field of view is black, little bulky, eye relief is not as good as my other M223 scopes
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.