Just a short review of SA's 6-24 x 50 mm with illuminated mil-dot reticle. I bought the scope a year and half ago and it was a reconditioned unit. There were no new ones available at the time so I bought it for $100 less than list price. It worked great. Clarity was good, zero was repeatable from 100 yds to 600 yds and back, and everything worked like it was supposed to. Until, one day I noticed the reticle seemed to be canted. Tuned out the tube that held the reticle had come loose. I sent it back to Springfield and about two weeks later I received a brand new unit, and a check reimbursing my shipping expenses in full. I have to give credit where credit is due, they treated me very well. Incidentally, I have the scope mounted on an M1A with Smith forged steel mounts. I would highly reccommend these mounts. The workmanship is superb, and they are as beefy as they come.