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Things I liked: Sharp, snappy, "chunky" detents on the turrets --- in both directions. Much better than the 3-9x, which has "good clicks" one way, and a lot of backlash the other way. Screw-down turret locking rings, a great plus --- no tools (I hated those turret hex screws). Smooth parallax adjustment. (I use my own range markings.) I'm using it on a Marauder, so there's really no recoil stress. So far, my favorite, out of about 6 or so scopes. Consistently does the job at 100 feet.
Things I would have changed: Not a heck of a lot, at this price. Leapers seems to be constantly evolving in this price group.
What others should know: You will notice some distortion at the edges, but that appears to be part of the parallax centering. At 3x, it's not annoying, for me. At 12x, I'm not looking at the edges. I mean, if you want to strap a $3000 Schmidt & Bender on a $500 airgun (or any gun ...), I'm jealous. This is really a neat little scope for the bucks.
Things I liked: I like the compact size with side objective adjustment. Also the locking adjustment knobs are really nice.
Things I would have changed: I am not too crazy about the lense covers. Screw on type would be better. Also the front lense cover does not fit the shade tube. The range marks on the adjustable objective are not anywhere near correct.
What others should know: For the price, this is a great scope. You can buy better optics, but you will pay more. The side wheel is a nice addition as it makes it easier to adjust. Forget about the range marks on the scope. Like so many others, they are almost useless.
Things I liked: Got this mini as replacement of the full-size SWAT which couldn't hold zero after 5 months on my CFX Royal. So far it's holding up strong, and it seems sturdier than its big brother due to its compact size. Turret, windage and parallex adjustments are tighter than the full-size as well. Optically, the edge appears a little fuzzy (or is it me?)
Things I would have changed: Bundle it with an offset mount. I use a Leapers 1-piece high which I had to push back by one screw, thus leaving about 1 inch of the mount sticking out and hanging in the air. Now I don't need to buy another offset mount.
What others should know: Leapers' customer support is top notch, just like Hawke. I will buy Leapers AGAIN!
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