In this thread we post about optics and accessories that we have used that just didn't work for us. I hope this will serve as a discussion to help guide those interested in optics to see points of view from those who have used them and found they weren't the right fit. I am not intending this to be a bash thread and expect that any contributions will provide honest useable feedback, not just "This POS sucked". Also understand that everyone has different opinions and uses so this should not become a "do not buy list".
Any "do not buy" type posts should include specific reasons from your personal experience and provide hard data like "broke after 1 use and company told me to pound sand" or "did not fit because the Objective bell was to large"
Nightforce NXS 1-4x24 MILDOT Reticle.
I bought this scope to use at close range with the option of having some magnification to make longer or more precise shots if necessary. I found that on 1 power the reticle was too fine to acquire quickly and use for close range shooting. The illumination is not visible in bright daylight so it limits you to a fine black reticle that easily blends with dark backgrounds. Had the illumination been usable in daylight, the out come may have been different.
So as a workaround, I ended up keeping it at 4 power and using it like an ACOG which was less than ideal. I eventually traded for a different optic
Doctor Optic MRD
Biggest gripe with these are the lack of mounting options available. Since this optic has been discontinued it is becoming harder and harder to find mounting options. There are some out there so not a total loss but it can be very frustrating finding the exact mount you want or settle for something that only marginally fits the need.
Also to change the battery you have to unmount the optic to access the battery underneath the optic.
Other MRDs have addressed some of these problems and since they are in current production, the mounting options are much more available