Osprey 4-16x50mm MDG Rifle Scope Review

welcome to the social regressive the votes are in the people have decided we are indeed going to review this Osprey four to sixteen by fifty millimeter mil dot scope it has an illuminated reticle and a couple other neat tricks to it as far as the feature set goes it does look like a cool scope but just as a quick overview or a review from last time I did have two of these scopes that failed me in the past this is a Gen 2 those others were Gen ones so we’re gonna dig into this thing now as far as that voting goes in their blood lust the people also decided to destroy it so we’re gonna review

Destroy and we’re actually going to destroy it in two different ways which would be kind of fun we need we’re gonna blow this thing up with binary we need to fill it actually with binary, fire at it, blow it up that’s going to be coming in a later video make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it and the way that we’re gonna be making a hole in it to put that binary right in is with this these are very rare bullets I wish I had a bunch more of these I kind of thought a long time ago that I should buy more but right now these are probably my last 30 bullets these are Barnes banded solids and they still make some of these for some really large calibers but for small stuff no the problem is that the ATF pressure Barnes to stop making these because I think that these probably would go through body armor with ease I think you know it’s not designed for that it’s designed for Varman ting

Predator hunting especially when you have fur bearing animals so that this bullet just goes straight through doesn’t make a big whole big mess to clean up so if you’re you know actually hunting coyotes for the pelts these are just going to go straight through and since these are just I mean basically that is one chunk of brass that’s been milled out and it’s very sharply pointed this is not going to deflect it’s not going to squash it’s not going to do anything I think that this would pass through not just one layer of body armor but it might do to actually I’d be curious to stack them up and see how many of this would actually go through coming out of this this is a savage 12 FB in 243 Winchester so you’re talking about this little 75 grain bullet very tough bullet coming out of the the muzzle here at about 30200 feet per second so we’re going to kind of redo that half-cocked legend where he shot through the best rifle scope all the way through yeah we’re gonna pierce through this thing that’ll be the hole that we use to fill this up with binary so without further ado this is the review video we’re gonna have the destruction videos coming a little later with you the Hathcock 1 in its own video will do the dismantling in its own

For now we’re gonna dig into the scope and we’re gonna see how it performs as far as resolution tests contrast test we’re gonna do tracking tests all kinds of stuff of course we’ll actually put it on guns see how it does let’s dig into this thing I’ll see what we have all right get a little instruction manual a little rag for cleaning let’s see what else is in here it looks like they did include a battery for the illuminated reticle that was very kind of them this is cr2032 and a couple of wrenches for adjusting the dials oh I forgot that these include rings as well I’m sure we’ll be swapping those out to test it out okay so first impressions straight out of the box the weight on this thing is quite nice especially for a an illuminated reticle model.

A 30 millimeter tube normally these things are pretty hefty so yeah this is definitely something you could mount onan AR without too many weight issues okay it does include a couple of lens caps and these seem to be better than the previous models I like these a lot better the other ones felt a little bit flimsy but these actually feel okay and you can’t actually see through them if you have to so some of the other things as far as the feature set goes like I mentioned illuminated reticle and you have a choice between off so that’s going to be your off position on.


Then you can go up through red and then there’s going to be green illumination as well check this out real quick I was totally wrong on this this actually has three different colors that you can cycle through so you get blue actually keep going around to a zero and then you go to green and then you can switch over to red as well okay so that’s gonna neat I don’t know when you would want to choose one over the other for me you know if I’m aiming in the dark basically I want red and that’s it because that’s going to preserve my night vision but you know I’ve seen greens before and maybe there’s a good reason magnification ring right here as usual so that’s gonna be four to sixteen okay that feels pretty easy to turn there are some little steps that I can feel in there like something’s not ground entirely smoothly side parallax adjustment which is a feature that I just plain love I’m really done with adjustable objective scopes unless there’s a really good reason for them it’s just kind of a pain in the neck to be reaching out here fiddling with the the scope when you’re trying to be keeping an eye on the target alright it looks like they have upgraded these turrets the previous model they wouldn’t actually raise lower or move left sir.

Right on the wind age knob they would just kind of stay in one position and ifyou happen to turn more than one revolution you’d probably just have to try to remember and then dial it back so at least we get these little graduations now and it actually feels pretty good there’s a good amount of tension between each one there isn’t much to feel I’ll tell you that it’s there’s really hardly anything palpable between the clicks you can I can kind of feel it I think that if I were in my headphones or add some ear plugs in to be a little bit tough to tell but it is at least kind of loud so yeah just a bit indistinct as far as feel goes and then great big 50 millimeter lens on this end so hopefully that’ll be good for low light levels that’s about it as far as the features go the these rings I’m sure these are very very inexpensive you know probably NC Star sort of quality just considering you know the price of the overall scope the features that you’re getting.


Then you know the rings that they’re throwing in so you know that might work just fine butI’m gonna swap it out anyway just to make sure that I’m eliminating variables when I take this thing out here are my first targets with the Osprey 4 to 16 by50 millimeter MDG scope and here is shot number one this is a zero test right here I’m just getting everything L 0 it in that’s my first shot apparently I gota pretty good bore sight so that’s three and a half inches high four inches right at a hundred yards second shot came in a little low little left and then bring your things back in there’s a three shot group so definitely within that 0.

75 mo way that I’m used to seeing out at that particular load these are 75 grain boat tail hollow points from Horn ady these are hand loaded with var gas and they usually print about 3/4 MOA so here’s the second target this is a box test I wanted to see how well the turrets tracked so there’s my original shot and we just want to see if and for each of these shots what I’m doing isI’m adjusting the turrets and I’m just aiming at the exact same point I’m aiming at that center point this is coming a little a little bit high for that original shot because I am zeroing this for 200 yards even though I’m firing at a hundred so yeah firing at 100 commands definitely within that 3/4in my way we should be looking for this one’s starting to drift left pretty far but it’s really not too bad a third shot you can see that these are starting to come in a bit lower than the ones that are up here so this is coming in a bit high still it’s really kind of within those limits so it is tracking pretty well it’s not exactly perfect but yeah it’s it’s pretty decent alright ladies and gents.

I just finished hitting the silhouette steel animals here at Tulsa’s red castle gun club I am using a rock river arms lar-15 carA4this has an upgraded stainless steel barrel it’s pretty heavy under the hand guard this thing launches my 75 grain boat tail hollow points from horn beingit’s a kind of a pet hand load of mine it prints those consistently at three quarter MOA so it’s a good precise rifle and should be a good platform for testing this this is that that Osprey scope and what I did for this test is I use the turret up top to to get the elevation and then I used the there ticle for whatever little wind age there was and what I did is I shot first there the chickens at 200 meters the pigs at 300 meters turkeys at 400 yards Rams at 500 meters and then I just zipped everything on back down to our zero point to hit a chicken yet again at 200 meters so I did have a few misses I’d say that overall the tracking was just fine I didn’t have some misses first of all on I think I missed a turkey the first time.

That one was just me not getting the wind age quite right the the ram out there I missed him I think just once once or twice and that was just again me not getting the wind age quite right and I was coming in a little bit high I don’t know if that was tracking on this or if it was just my dope there definitely are some question marks on my my dope sheet here I have everything on this rifle kind of out fitted for a mrad mrad mrad falcon scope and I have everything really dialed in well for that and you know I tried to get everything estimated for this but you know all I had to do is just adjust a little bit

Then I was able to tag that that Ram out there I also had some misses on the chicken and I was coming in a little bit low on that and I’m pretty sure what was happening is I was hitting the berm in front of the chicken that’s what happens on the left side of this the berm gets a little high in front of the chicken and then it kind of falls behind I think I was just spraying dirt there so I think that it returned to zero just fine I just aimed a little higher on the chickens back and then took it down and I did hit high on it so I’m pretty sure that we were right on here some other notes that I have on this is actually I like the glass the eye relief is it’s a little bit finicky at 16x I mean really it’s not bad as long as I just you know hold my face in the right place it doesn’t take too much work to get it you know situated just right I have the eye relief really nice on here and yeah I was able to read mirage out there in order to try to figure out the wind 16x is a bit less powerful than some of the stuff that I take out here on the average day you know usually I have likean 18 X 20 25 somewhere in there but yeah with this I was able to read the mirage and for me.

you know that that’s most of what I need from the glass out of a scope as long as it can see at night you know or in dusky sort of situations that’s nice too but as far as resolution goes you know I’m really wanting to see some of those wind cues like seeing swaying grass and seeing mirage Mirage is one of the tough ones and I was able to see it out there overall I have to say that I’m positively impressed with how the Osprey has been performing today and I didn’t really expect to be saying that just some of the things about this don’t really relate confidence you have the the wind age turret that’s mounted kind of cockeyed into the body here you have the both of the turrets which spins 7.

5 MOA per turn which makes counting things up especially out of the longer range it’s kind of dip you have to remember okay now I’m onhalves and things just don’t really add up quite right but you know really it performed anyway the glass actually is pretty decent I was able to see the Mirage I was able to see the targets just fine I was able to use that side parallax adjust to you know get to a nice parallax adjustment and good focus on those things so yeah I think it’s really been working now this doesn’t mean that it’s going to escape a fiery destruction because you guys decided that’s how this was gonna be even if the scope was good as it’s kind of turned out to be you know it is kind of frustrating in someways but it actually works but you guys decided that even if it worked that we were going to destroy it anyway so we are going to be taking it out it in the Hathcock-ian manner.

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