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Mantis 3-9x40 AO Rifle Scope Reviews

Mantis 3-9x40 AO Rifle Scope, Mil-Dot Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 1" Tube

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By joseph from USA on 2016-08-19 18:37:57

Things I liked:

Exceptional quality scope for the money. Very easy to sight in. My shooting has been from 28 yards. Results were very good from my Hatsan Sniper Torpedo 150

Things I would have changed:

Nothing. No complaints.

What others should know:

I purchased the UTG mid height weaver rings to put this on my Hatsan. I had to remove the rear sight to mount. The high weaver rings on this rifle would eliminate the need to remove rear sight.

The most helpful critical review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

2.0 2.0

2.0 2.0

By Alan from USA on 2020-04-24 14:11:50

Things I liked:

good looking, and worked good at first.

Things I would have changed:

Had to force crosshairs! Would not adjust to the right enough to line up with target.

What others should know:

Do not use on a Hatsan Edge Gas piston break barrel. After 70 shots the scope was toast.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Clear, easy to use. Stays zeroed

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Recommended

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love the large lens, the perfect zoom, and the adjustable parallax.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing to change!

    What others should know:

    Make sure you get the right rings for your gun. The large lens might mean a taller ring set.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Nice scope for the money. Clear optics, works as advertised. Easy adjustments without tools.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nada

    What others should know:

    Im dollar conscious, but aim for quality. Best bang for the buck. Had it on an umarex Forge (magnum gas piston), and it worked great. My boss gave me a Beeman RS2 with the good trigger that was so new it was still deisiling, and thats where the scope lives now. Its a tack driver. Dime sized 5 shot groups at 25 yds. No shift, no problems. AO actually works well and seems spot-on.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The crystal is very clear, very aesthetic

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing really.

    What others should know:

    It would be interesting if Mantis make it with a 50 mm objective.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Clarity of the scope is great also the price below 100$ is awesome

    Things I would have changed:

    Found nothing to change yet except rubber eye relief has fallen off but this is okay as the recoil from the rifle does not require eye relief protection.

    What others should know:

    Buy this scope it does what the other scopes do for half the cost.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    For the money you can't beat it !!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    everything

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    I found it better without my glasses

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I replaced a Vantage 2-7x32 scope with this one; but I had to shim up the back of this scope to get within 10 inches below the target, using the same mounts.

    Things I would have changed:

    More adjustability and/or shims.

    What others should know:

    Very clear sight picture...

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Absolute brilliant scope! Ive paid over $500 for scopes not nearly as nice as this.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

    What others should know:

    Dont buy any other scope period.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Clarity of the lenses

    Things I would have changed:

    Make sure buyers know its not a 30/30 tv recticle

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    good looking, and worked good at first.

    Things I would have changed:

    Had to force crosshairs! Would not adjust to the right enough to line up with target.

    What others should know:

    Do not use on a Hatsan Edge Gas piston break barrel. After 70 shots the scope was toast.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Excellent clarity for price

    Things I would have changed:

    Mine broke on my np after probly 2000 shots

    What others should know:

    Maybe buy utg

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Nice features and optics are good until set to full power - then a little chromatic aberration, but still usable.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would prefer reticule adjustments be less fine. Takes a lot of clicks to zero at air gun ranges.

    What others should know:

    Not a good choice for Diana 34. Both scopes (this one and the one it replaced) failed after 30-40 shots.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Works well on my break barrel nitro piston rifle.Good value for the price.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It a lot of scope for the money and it works well !

    Things I would have changed:

    No !

    What others should know:

    I have three I can not find a better scope for the money anywhere !

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    adjustments easy, tight adjustments, looks good, price, no electronics or exposed knobs, parallax adjustable, shock resistant.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not much for the price.

    What others should know:

    I have used it about 500 rds with a R9 and haven't broken it yet. Next I am trying it on my R1. We'll see. I seem to bust many scopes on medium to magnum springers. These are not dial up scopes. Not many are. It would be a fantasy to think that at this price range you can just adjust your scope by target measurements. No doubt a good way to start but scope still needs to be shot in to the new adjustment, and play it by ear while slowly easing into your desired zero. Publications are recently filled with rifle shooters dialing in their targets and holding right on. Many, and I mean many of us, do not feel this is the best way to go (ever). Get the scope where you want it, leave it alone and hold accordingly. Range and adjust for wind as needed by holding off target, but don't mess with your zero. If this is the way you operate, and I feel it is the best method, this scope seems to fill the bill at a affordable price. Medium rings were tight but even with the adjustable objective cleared

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The things I like: - The full knob sight adjustment knobs. Much better than the COIN OPERATED type. -The Mil-Dot Reticle. -The light transmission of the 40mm -The size is an inch or so shorter than models of similar power (minus the Bug Busters)

    Things I would have changed:

    The reticle is not perfectly straight. I do not mean that it is canted, I mean the verticals line a slightly bowed. I expected a few degrees of cant so I prepped a wall level and mounted a bubble level on the tube. The cant is negligible but there is a slight bow. Since I am a backyard and short range shooter (Mostly under 30-yards) this is not a big issue but it exists and I notice it every time I shoot. Also, the tube is not as strong as a more expensive scope. I put small crimps in the side of the scope tube torquing to normal scope mount specs. Could be a little sharper at 8-9x zoom. The fringes get a little blurred at max zoom. I used it at 5-6x mostly.

    What others should know:

    Overall, you get a lot for the money with this scope. I got it as a Combo with my Beeman R7 and have since moved it to my Gamo Maxxim Swarm since I like shooting the little R7 with globe sights. It has turned the Gamo into a half-inch grouper at 25-yards. If you want a perfect scope, pay more. For this amount of money, you get a good scope that holds zero and makes even a Gamo a single hole shooter. Speaking of holding zero, I have shot two-to-three-hundred rounds through the Swarm since putting it on and I have not had to rezero it.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The lenses produce a nice crisp image. Out of the box I only had to dial it in a little. Scope is light for the size and felt really well made. I got this as part of the RWS 34P Striker combo and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the scope. Image was clear at 5 and 25 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not really anything to change.

    What others should know:

    According to the manufacturer the scope was designed with airguns in mind.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Really nice scope for the price, the mil- dot is really nice

    Things I would have changed:

    It stated was rugged unough to handle magnum air rifles, that was not the case with me but my .25 cal Benjamin XL can penetrate a pig scull no problem at 30 yards away so this gun is a jack hammer!

    What others should know:

    It did not handle the recoil of my Benjamin XL .25 but that gun is a beast! It held groups for a couple shots but the gun was just too much for this scope. I was bummed because this is an amazing scope. my scope may have been defective but this was just my luck. Anything with less recoil should be no problem.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is the second Mantis scope I've purchased. The clarity and the mil dot reticle is excellent. Windage and elevation adjustments are precise and accurate. All around this is a great value for the money.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not much.

    What others should know:

    You will need high or extra high mounts as the adjustable objective makes this the profile of a 50mm scope.

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