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Things I liked:Decent external lense coatings. Lockable turrets that don't require a dime or flathead to adjust. Good magnification range. Objective adjustent really will go down to 5 yards, and has enough travel to allow truly unlimited range adjustment without going too far, so you can actually spin the ao all the way to the end and it will be properly adjusted for anything beyond 100 yards. Good flare control, very little barrel distortion, and generally very good glass for the money. The glass itself gives a slightly more accurate image than the Bushnell Sportsman scopes which are equivalently priced. Adjustments seem to be consistent and stable under recoil. Mil-dots rule, and the crosshairs are fine enough for target shooting.
Things I would have changed:There is a major problem with these scopes in regards to controlling internal reflections. In fact it has the worse internal reflection control that I have ever seen on a scope, and I have looked through a lot of scopes in my day. The problem is that if there is something bright just outside of the field of view of the scope, it will wash out the whole image with whatever color it is. For example, if I am sighted in on a target that is to the left of my bright orange wheelbarrow, and the image of the wheelbarrow is not seen at all through the scope, it will still make the entire image appear like it is being viewed through a thick orange fog. I think that a large sunshade might help with this problem, but because this scope is already extremely long, the additional length of a sunshade will make it impossible to mount on many weapons, including my Gammo CFR (or about any other underlever or top-loading bolt-action rifle. What Crosman/Leapers/CenterPoint needs to do is not worry about an illuminated reticle, flip-up scope caps, or including rings and batteries, and instead take measures to minimize internal reflections. Basically everything about this scope exudes quality far beyond the price would have you expect, but then they just dropped the ball in regards to internal reflection control. It is clearly a problem with the internal center tube. It even appears very shiny when looking in through the objective. I may take this scope apart (and release the nitrogen, unfortunately) to scuff the internal tube and minimize the reflectivity problem. The plus side is, if they hadn't created this unforgivable issue, they could probably double the asking price of this scope and still easily sell them like wildfire.
What others should know:In a nutshell, the fit and finish are excellent, it offers good glass and external lense coatings, and it offers a lot of bells and whistles normally found on more expensive scopes, but in the end, I would drop a little more cash and upgrade to a Bushnell Banner that is about $30 more, but offers a much better image. It will be worth it in the long run. If you really can't afford the additional $30, then this is a good candidate. I would take it over the Bushnell sportsman 4-12x40 for field target due to the higher magnification and the mil-dot reticle, however, if I was just going to be plinking and hunting, I would take the Bushnell because it has better internal reflection control, so it will offer a clearer image under less-than-ideal lighting conditions, and 12x is plenty for almost any kind of shooting.
Things I liked:The parallax adjustment works well. The turrets are lockable. For the money this is an excellent scope. I have this scope mounted on My rws 350 mag. springers, Talon SS, QB 79, Marlin .22 rimfire, and my Remington 7mm mag. I've owned 7 of these in the past 4 years. I have used them on magnum springers, pcps, co2, small bore firearms and magnum firearms and have had NO problems at all.
Things I would have changed:The scope mounts that come with it are good quality but are for a weaver base. I had to get 11mm dovetail mounts for most of the guns I have this scope on.
What others should know:Very good value.
Things I liked:Clear , a pop can at 40 yrd on 16x looks like its 3 inches from the end of your nose and very clear well made good price holds zero so far the walthers are hell on scopes
What others should know:Mine is on a walther talon magnum which shoots a 14.3 premier at 950 fps on the chrony thats 28 ft-lbs and holds zero,, hope it holds up , and reviews say it should, best buy in a scope of this magnification I can hit a pop can dead center at 125 ft with a steady hold while standing and I think thats impresive the walther shoots very well got 1050 fps till it calmed down after 200 pellets.
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