Re: Springfield scope are really that bad?
Yes they really are that bad.
This is not based on anything but pure experiance with not one, but 2 SA scopes. Both were the 4.5-14x56 with the 3rd gen 7.62 reticle. The first one I bought and after it failed I sent it to the factory and they had it for 8 months. I kept getting the run around from them until I lost it. They then sent me a brand new one and it went titts up faster than the first one. I sold the POS. I wont be having any more of those. Save you $$ and find a good used lupy or burris or something of that nature. You will be thankful.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.