As the title said, don't know what I'm doing. The only optic I've ever used is my ACOG on the M16 for the Corps. Was not impressed. Give me good ole irons anyway. Don't get me wrong, I see the value in optics. Just personally prefer iron sights for myself. That being said, I'm thinking about getting a bench scope (is that even what they're called?) for shot spotting. I don't need anything fancy-pantsy. And honestly prolly don't need anything right now. I just happened to find one at Harbor Freight today, which I have a coupon from American Rifleman for. Just curious if you guys think this would be worth buying for my purposes. We're mostly talking out to 100 or 200 yards at a range here, guys. Also, what can you tell me about the differences between high dollar scopes and this one? I assume level of magnification is a difference. Maybe clarity in various light conditions? What else? http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=Scope Sorry for my naïveté showing once again. Seems to be a trend.