This was recommended to me by Val when I originally placed an order for a 10x42 in MIL/MIL. He only had MOA/MOA in stock so after I thought about it for a minute, I decided to pull the trigger on this 16x56. I had previously gone directly to the IOR plant in Romania to purchase a 10x42 but they didn't have any in stock. This optic is absolute perfection and inspect, repair, shoot and instruct small arms marksmanship for a living. I am constantly asked by professionals what I would personally recommend. This is now the top of my list for fixed power and I own a US Optics ST-10 (now out of production) which I thought was the "Standard" in fixed power perfection. I also own multiple other mid and upper level optics and I am completely blown away by this one. This 16x56 is that good. I am now looking to get into a Recon or G2 Recon because I am so impressed with the quality. I know there is a difference in where they are manufactured but I have heard nothing but great things about them both, especially the G2. The build, tracking, reticle, clarity, and color rendition of this scope are the new tier 1. The only negative I can think of is the image of the reticle on the website shows a red center dot, giving the impression of a lit reticle. The reticle is not lit, adding to the overall simplicity. In my opinion, not a negative, since if its to dark to see a black dot, I'm switching to a different platform altogether. In closing I would like to say thank you to Val and I HIGHLY recommend this optic to anyone looking for a long range fixed power rifle scope. Val, you've earned a new customer and I appreciate you calling me and recommending this product as an alternative. I hope I can steer some business in your direction as a thank you. I really appreciate it.