I have decided to write a review of my Leapers 4-16x50 scope, for some reason not many people have reviewed it. Those who did, well, they're condescending real steel shooters where nothing less than Nikon will do
Lets start with whats in the package. This scope arrived in plastic container than seemed to hold the scope and contents very well. In here you will find a 3" removable sunshade and flip up lens covers. While I feel this is scope is built very well, the front lens cap's spring isn't strong enough and keeps moving out of position so that it moves around. Not so fun, so I took it off, but no biggy. Also in the kit you will also get a lens cloth and high profile scope mounts. Something to say about these, they are simply the best I have seen. They are very easy to screw on and off the rail, they use 4 screws instead of 2 to connect the top and bottom halves to clamp the scope, and they just feel sturdy.
Now the externals of this scope. It is made out of a nice anodized aluminum and looks and feels very robust. As it has not seen heavy use (yet), it is still in pretty good condition. Judging from my last Leapers/UTG scope of the same finish, it may scratch easily if you really try. Just by looking at it, you will notice three adjustment turrets. These include windage and elevation (But for airsofters, up and down :hehe
and a third to adjust Illumination, this is also where the battery is stored. The adjustment turrets are very easy to change zero and is very easy to reset. These also lock using a friction knob. It features an Adjustable Object lens and it magnifies from 4x to 16x.
Which brings us into the "internals." As I just mentioned, it zooms from 4x to 16x, that is where we get the term "4-16" in "4-16x50." The 50 means the objective lens is 50mm wide, which supposedly gathers more light. I found that my Leapers 4x32 has a bigger picture downrange than this 50mm scope does, a little puzzling. Anyway, unlike other high-zoom scopes, this one magnifies very well at all times. However, at 15-16x, you may notice the scope getting a little "milky." The lens are very clear as well. The illumination system has 5 levels of brightness for both green and red. There is a somewhat noticable difference between all the levels of brightness, however if you plan on using this at night, the level 5 of red will be powerful enough to be seen 200 feet away looking into the front of the scope like an enemy would. It looks like a cute little laser pointer...
I got this scope specifically for my KJW M700, which outgrew the fixed 4x zoom once it hit 300' at a 6" grouping... I really like the look of it on M24s and M700s because the 50mm scopes just look natural on those wider and bigger bodies. However, once placed on my VSR, well, it takes up the entire space between the trigger and the end of the stock. Didn't look so good. Heres what is looks like on my KJW M700, obviously painted.