Yeah, I thought a little of the same. For me it is strictly for hunting applications. I would really like the added magnification. I shoot a 4-12x Scheels brand scope right now, and I don't have any problem with the glass, would just like a little more magnification for when I am shooting longer shots at muleys in the open country. The pluses to the Crossfire would be it is a lifetime warranty so that would be good, and it is only $100 so that is pretty good too.