One other thing that worries me about it is the warranty. It has a lifetime warranty, but I think I remember reading that it requires the receipt and it seems like a lot of times these types of warranties are hard to get honored. I just wonder how it will be in 20 years.
If a 70 dollar scope did everything I wanted it to, then crapped out 20 years later.... I believe I'd just skip the warranty return option..
I DO see your point, though... I have a Leuopold that has locked up on me... won't adjust power at all. I need to send it back. It probably has had 200 rounds shot under it. Valid warranty service is a good thing. It's just that a $70 scope is sort of in the "disposable" class, in my opinion.