Went to Sportsman's Warehouse yesterday to look at some optics for the Ultimak railed Mini. They had a Nikon 2.5-8x extended eye relief. I really wanted to like it, clear, light, good power range and BDC reticle. The downer was, at 2.5x, up to maybe 4.5 or 5 x the eye relief was good, (almost too much though), but above that there was not enough eye relief. At the higher powers, only 9 inches of eye relief. Couldn't really see though it at all at the higher powers where it would be mounted on a forward scout position. Also compared an Aimpoint Pro (Patrol Rifle Optic) and an EOTech EXPS. The reticle on the EOTech was a bit "fuzzy", controls were "busy" (lots of little buttons) and almost 1/100th the battery life compared to the Aimpoint. So I ended up going for the Aimpoint Patrol, nice to know you can leave it on for months, even years and it will be there when you need it. Of course I will do like most people and change the battery out every year, like on your birthday or New Years day, etc. just to be safe.