All tests were run with a Counter Sniper 3x12x50mm mounted on a Remington SPS tactical in a bedded McM A5 stock.
Terrible construction- locking knobs on turrets dont sit flush and are a cheap plastic, magnification ring is loose and tight when adjusting magnification(not a consistent amount of force required to turn), illumination knob is terrible, feels like it will fall out at any time
Scope features: elevation and windage knobs are in 1/8 MOA increments not sure why, clicks were to close together and knobs were mushy. Glass was at best decent. It was ok on the 3x but as magnification went higher it got hazey. Illuminated reticle has 10 different brightness settings, couldnt notice a difference in any of the settings. Ocular eye focus piece doesnt do shit, it turns for looks.
Scope durability: Held up to 308 recoil as it should. But failed miserably at a 12-15 foot drop test. The elevation knob sheared off when it hit, it was dropped on grass. After the drop test the magnification ring no longer does anything, after the drop test the reticle seemed to have gotten canted.
Before the drop test it was put through a box test. It failed miserably and failed to return to zero. The mildots dont look evenly spaced by any means like a high quality optic should. I am not saying this is a high quality optic by any means
here are the results of the box test:
Well im back from running the Counter Sniper through its paces. It failed the box test miserably. Since i was only working with a 24x16ish piece of paper i decided on a 3 MOA each direction.
From the zero these are the inches from the middle group. All of these were shot out of a lead sled vice that the range officer had. Keep in mind 3 MOA on the turrets is 24 clicks
From initial group measured .237 after .308 was subtracted center to center
3 MOA on knobs up: measured 6.25 inches from center group, dialed 3 MOA back down .5 inches below initial group.
3 MOA on knobs down from starting zero measured 4.8 inches below intial group, dialed 3 MOA back up to see return to zero .2 inches high
3 MOA right from intial group measured 3.7 inches from intial group. Dialed back to intial zero, this is the only one that returned to zero.
3 MOA left from intial group, measured right at 5 inches from initial zero. Tried to return to zero, no dice it was 1.3 inches right of intial group.
All of these groups were shot at 100 yds.
Company info, i emailed them and asked some specific questions such as what the Bertillium Zantitium bullshit was, why the clicks were in 1/8 MOA, where in the US their scopes were produced, what glass they used and where it was outsourced from. They sent me an email back that they had basically copy and pasted the informative spill that is on their website, i emailed them back and asked for answers to my specific questions and havent gotten a response since. So my opinion is stay away from Counter Sniper or any Dark Ops products. They are cheap, poorly built, lack of customer service, and flat out lies for advertising.