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1SGMAT
06-07-2007, 10:10 PM
Anyone here ever use or hear anything about this scope? Thinking about trying to buy one but no one seems to have them in stock. Any info will be helpfull.

bwiese
06-07-2007, 10:36 PM
I believe some Millett scopes are made in China.

I haven't heard great or terrible things about them.

For the price, there are other options out there that are tried & true.

caduckgunner
06-07-2007, 10:41 PM
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=326527

I just bought one. I called Millett about there warranty, and they said if it brakes, they will replace it, lifetime warranty.

maxicon
06-07-2007, 10:42 PM
edit - dang, caduckgunner beat me to it!

There's an ongoing thread on them over at arfcom:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=326527

Some people are liking them a lot for the money. They're selling like crazy, but not a lot of reports back on them yet. There's a new gen and an old gen that the posts have some details on.

It's Chinese, but sounds like it's made to good specs, based on early reports.

caduckgunner
06-07-2007, 10:51 PM
Here is the 1st review I have seen where someone has actually used it. It's a pretty good review.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581772

1SGMAT
06-08-2007, 7:16 AM
Thanks for the info. I think I will be buying one.

caduckgunner. What will you be mounting it with?

Prc329
06-08-2007, 8:42 AM
Hmm. That would be perfect for my new build.

GTKrockeTT
06-08-2007, 10:08 AM
it's certainly cheap enough to warrant a hands on review, but then again, so is the GRSC (far better reticle IMO).

caduckgunner
06-08-2007, 10:58 AM
it's certainly cheap enough to warrant a hands on review, but then again, so is the GRSC (far better reticle IMO).

Arn't they the same except the GRSC has mil-dots? I read somewhere they are mad by the same manufacture in China. Are mil-dots worth the extra $130for the GRSC?

1SGMAT
06-08-2007, 2:43 PM
I ordered one today stright from millett.

bwiese
06-08-2007, 3:12 PM
If you're looking for a reasonably priced compact form-factor scope I suggest some of the Burris compacts and short magnum scopes. There's a variety in the lower power area, w/some adjustable magnification scope variants in 1-5X,, 2-6X or 3-9X.

Quite a few of these also have PosiLock, which means that after you zero windage/elevation, you lock down the system with a screw. You can beat the hell outta the rifle (i.e, put it on a paint shaker while firing 300Win Mags) and the adjustments won't go anywhere.

I'm speculating on metallurgy of Chinese springs and how well they hold zero.

Optic clarity doesn't mean cr*p unless your reticle holds zero.

1SGMAT
06-10-2007, 8:18 AM
I will be using this optic when I go back to gunsite. I will put over 1200 rnds through it over 5 days in every position you could shoot from. If it makes it through that It cant be to bad.
My aimpoint has made it through there before I just do not like the 4 moa dot for longer ranges. I think the 1 moa dot will really help (of course so will the 4 power)