This scope is mounted on a custom machined AR-10 16" barrel we use for pig extermination & hopefully big game. It was intended to be augmented with a Phosphorus NV as funds allow. For the time being, an inexpensive ATN (knockoff) gen 3 NV is being use with efficiency out to 150 yards.
In daylight, the scope is great & I would hunt big game confidently out to 350 yards with this! I can't claim to be the best of shoots but, there are many areas I could not reach with the old 30/30, beyond 200 yards, even with a good Leopold 3-9x40.
The housing is thicker, stronger, & more well made than I expected. Full aluminum, no plastics. The Zero-stop is easy to use & assuring. The distinctive clicks through the adjustments are easy to feel, even with gloves on, as I can't hear them with ear protection.
The hollow Mil-Dot Reticle is great for quick acquisition. The parallax adjustment has more deviation that I expected & works fine in daylight but, its still not enough for my eyes to focus fully at 15x when I use an illumination above 2 power regardless of it being red or green.
However, most of the time I never need to go above 2 on the illumination power. That is where the clarity of the reticle begins to diminish & halo distortion causes shot placement to be compromised.
This is the one thing I'd have to say I was hoping would be different, the Illuminated reticle's halo.
I'm not sure what I could expect to have for $700~ given everything else seems exc...