Part 2: Millet LRS-1.
In the 1st part of this review I told you about how the scope was not performing as it should. Well I went out with it one more time to test the turrets, the magnification and the locking rings to find out which was responsible for the POI changing constantly, well I don’t know about the magnification I never got that far. The turrets were horribly off. They are crunchy and some soft and some hard clicks, totally NOT confidence inspiring. So what I did was mark a 100 yard zero, another black square 3.6 inches above that and another 18 inches above the zero and a last one 36 inches above the zero. So this represents 1 MIL, 5 MIL’s and 10 Mil’s of elevation. At one hundred yards it never hit anything after the zero square and windage was all over too, totally blew it. It wouldn’t return to the mechanical zero either. I do not recommend this scope.
What I do recommend is Opticsplanet.net. I called them up and in no time was on the line with a friendly representative and with NO trouble and a smile I received an short email to fill out an RMA form for return or exchange, whatever I wanted. For a minute I considered trying another Millet then said NO! It’s Leupold for me from now on. I got cheap and this is what happened, nothing good. You get what you pay for in glass for sure. Optics Planet was awesome. Now the scope is where it belongs, back in a box ready to ship to them. Once I receive my refund it’s going back into a Mark 4 M5 20x Leupold. No more messing around. I removed the scope at the range and slapped on a 3×9 Leupold glass while I was out there, in 3 rounds I hit the X of the 10 ring and put up a new target. 3 more rounds into a group covered by a dime, just what you’d expect from a Rem. 700 in a Bell Carlson chassis with good glass and Gold Medal ammo. I also did a drill I like to do, it was windy so I only stapled down the top of the next target, then the wind blows up the bottom and the target only presents itself when the wind allows it. Why you may ask?? Well it forces me to shoot when the target presents itself and not whenever I’m all settled and ready, it allows you to train for a live target like an animal, hostage taker or insurgent that will probably be moving and not always in plain view. So it adds the realism that when your not on the range you engage when the target is visible, it forces you to seize the moment and not whenever you feel like it. Its that way in the field more often than not. You wait and stay ready, when the moment presents itself then you strike. It makes you perform better at that “moment”.
So wrapping up: The Millet for me was a bust. I won’t bother again I don’t think, or maybe I will, I’ll have to ponder this a few months. If I do their going to have to come up with turrets that actually feel good and don’t feel like your grinding up rocks in there when you turn them. I was happy with the finish, the looks and the glass clarity. In the end though it’s hits that matter and with this scope I could NOT make them.
As always thanks for reading and happy shooting.
By: Cary Kieffer