Re: Mueller Scope Review
Clearly I did not elaborate on every possible scenario. Yet I did briefly speak of the features that I did not like and some that I did. Nor did I write of every comparison that I made with a variety of scopes. Certainly everyone is entitled to his or her opinion based on individual preferences, and I am glad you are happy with your purchases and hope they continue to meet your needs. When one examines any product, features, benefits, individual preferences and compromises come into play in deciding overall satisfaction. Unfortunately, the above mentioned scope did not meet my expectations or needs.
I realize that for some a wide FOV may not be very important. For others it may be the deciding factor. The fact that I chose a 50mm lens generally means FOV is an important consideration. I did compare the scope's FOV to a number of the scopes I own, yet I only mentioned the Simmons since it offered the narrowest view. And any discriminating reader could determine if that info would be important in their choice.
The brightness and the reticle are two completely separate considerations. Again, someone who was interested in purchasing a 50mm scope, brightness very well could be the prime consideration of importance. Stating that I observed the brightness to be between the Nikon and the BSA gives the reader a clue as to the performance in an area that some may be concerned.
Fact is I bragged on the reticle. I very much liked the thick sight lines, they show up much better than thinner ones in low light shooting. I did mention the red dot was a nice feature. I wish others scopes had it. To get this feature on a Ziess or many other scopes one might pay more than the entire cost for the Mueller scope. For me the fact that the red dot is not visible in day time viewing is unimportant. For others it may be, so I mentioned it as a point of reference.
We have no disagreement on the BSA, friend. In addition to the BSA I compared the FOV against a Nikon Buckmaster, a Simmons Atec, A Simmons 8 point, and a Bushnell Sportview. I used the BSA as a reference since most would be able to determine the relevance. Did I "actually" measure. NO, it wasn't necessary to get out the tape measure, simply looking through each scope was enough, the difference was readily apparent.
With all said, I do intend on examining some of the other Mueller models in hopes that perhaps it was just this one model that had faults. I very much like the red dot and the overall construction seemed good. Besides, they are a local company and I hope they do well. I had some correspondence with Mueller and believe they have a solid business plan and could meet the needs of an important segment of the market.
If after reading my personal observations you have a particular model that you own and think I should take a close look at, I would welcome your suggestion, in fact I would appreciate it.