you know china made optics has a bad reputation with most of the shooting community , most of the things you hear are that their glass is foggy, cloudy or discolored, they distort bad, they won't hold zero, and have very poor eye relief.
and this is true somewhat -- i have a couple scopes just like those --- but they are quite old --
recently there have been some very nice optics coming out of mainland china. they ain't dirt cheap like they were --but they are reasonably priced.
i have a primary arms red dot that so far for $99 shipped has done about as well as some of the expensive stuff. the batteries are still good, the glass is clear as a bell and the thing has stayed on zero as good as anything.
the thing seems well made , it ain't pot-metal/plastic garbage like the old days--real aluminum tubing for the body.
i liked it so well i ordered a 1-4x 24mm scope. from all i can find on the interweb this $119 scope is made in the same plant with most of the same parts as the $300 name brand scopes that are made in china.
i guess i'll see when it gets here.
here is a link where a guy compares one to a leupold and it does pretty darn good for the $$--and i was really tempted to get the leupold hog scope--LOL!
i got a 1-6x version from amazon for $49 bucks shipped --might be a POS--then again it might have come from that same factory in china--it will be interesting to see if their the shit or shit--LOL
Primary Arms 1-4x 24 Scope
any other china made optics worth getting?