Just an FYI I looked at the MTAC and passed on it because it's not a true 1x. It's a nice scope and it's not far off but I still prefer a true 1x. The cheapest illuminated 1-4x24 that I'd seriously consider is the Vortex Viper PST but that's just my preference for true 1x. If you don't need illumination there are cheaper alternatives with excellent optics like the Nikon M-223 1-4x20 and Weaver V3 1-3x20.
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