Pursuit X1 Red Dot Scope
Poor Choice - save your money
This scope is a poor choice of optics for any serious type of shooting or hunting. The 3moa dot itself is (all colors) unclear in many lighting conditions, frequently looking more like a star than a dot. The worst is in low light where it's hard to see the dot clearly through the unfocused fuzz. Think out of focus camera aimed at a street light. I could have probably lived with that since the diameter of the fuzzy section is maybe 6-8moa, but then there was the issue with sighting. At 25 yards with a fixed sight, the position of your eye left/right up/down can create up to a 6" difference between when your eye is positioned so the dot is perfectly centered in the reticle and when it's off to the right. The left, down and up positions produced only about a 1-2 inch discrepancy until the extreme position where the dot was nearing the edge of view when it got worse. To the right, the discrepancy started almost immediately as I moved my eye position to the right, such that a small shift of the dot from dead center would pull the dot off the target quickly. Given varied angles that may be needed in certain situations, I feel this issue could create a situation that leads to a poor shot or inhumane kill if used for hunting with a gun or crossbow and would recommend not to purchase/use this scope if this is important to you.
September 18, 2014
on the money
I bought a X1 30mm (SKU 1895056) for use on my Benjamin NP Trail pellet pistol and I am very satisfied with it. With the original metal rear sight on the pistol, I could not even hit the target paper at 50ft! After some zeroing in with the Pursuit I am now able to produce a 1" grouping at 50ft that will punch the center out of the target, much to the dismay of the "cannon" shooters.
The brightness changes are very noticeable but I normally use level 1 or 2 even in the darkest ranges. I prefer the plain "cross" reticle and would like it better if it covered the full field of view as I wear blended trifocals and it is a little difficult to center in the right section of my glasses.
Make sure that you mount it with the front facing forward (there is a front/back). I didn't at first and said a few expletives before I figured it out.
September 3, 2013
Less Than Stellar
Placed in an AR-15 platform, the reflective mirror inside the PURSUIT X1 Red Dot Scope came loose rendering the scope inoperable after intermittent firing of 400 rounds of .223. The scope was good prior to the reflective mirror breaking loose; after that the scope was a good paperweight.
August 27, 2013
Very nice for the price
I mounted this device on a flat top AR-15 and tried all of the colors of dots, they all worked well for me. it was sighted in within 4 shots, and held zero just fine. I bought the 1X40, very happy with this optic after burning over 100 rds with it.
July 28, 2013