I initially purchased a Nikon ProStaff 3-9x40 when I bought my Remington 700 Varmint in .308. The Nikon is truly a great scope. But, after my initial shooting I knew it wasn’t going to satisfy my eventual goal of shooting to 300+ yards. My buddy picked this CenterPoint at a Wal-Mart where we had stopped to pick up some ammo before shooting one morning. He mounted it atop his Bushmaster AR15 within 10 minutes and was shooting good groups out to 100 yards within just a few minutes. NO BORESIGHT! Just mount, a few clicks and bang.
I picked up the scope a few weeks ago and had it mounted and bore sighted at Dick’s. I took it to the range and after a few adjustments it was shooting very accurately. However, I have to agree with the comments about eye relief. With the Nikon it was sight and shoot. With the CenterPoint I need to work a bit more to ensure that I am at the correct level to get off an accurate shot. Partly, what caused a bit of difficulty with eye relief is that the CP is higher than the Nikon was so my cheek is no longer resting on the stock. I was resting just above my jawbone, which is very awkward and caused many errant shots the first time out. Since then I have ‘rigged’ a cheek pad, which has made a world of difference, but I still have to work a bit (which is why the 4 star rating). Last night I shot 12 rounds @ 100 yards and all were within the 8 ring and 2 bulls eyes. What impressed me last night was that I was dead on the horizontal plain but right at what I calculated to be ½ MOA. Two clicks for Left and BAM…bulls eye. Next shot…bulls eye.
NOTE: I contacted CP after I read fordag’s review about the mil-dot configuration. I asked them to confirm that One Mil subtends to 3.6” at 100 yards and they wrote back saying ‘Yes, ours is calibrated at 3.6” at 100yds.’
With all that said, you really can’t go wrong with this scope for 70 bucks (assuming it isn’t defective as woodshunter’s was). Heck, I have had Steak and Lobster dinners that cost more than that!! I think that the pic below on Marshall74’s review says it all. I have also posted my target from last night, which isn’t too bad. Now I just need to adjust the pull down to 2lbs from the factory 3lbs and hopefully my accuracy will increase further.
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