I have had five mambas and Vipers and a cobra, but I also like the Hawke TAC 30 10 x44 which is in the similar price range. Both Hawkes and MTC's vary though from scope to scope as has already been mentioned.
The standard of glass varies as does the ret thickness and size sometimes.Not many bad ones though.
For the same money though my recommendation would be to buy the MTC genesis 3x9x40 ultralight with AMD ret.
The glass is superb and almost as good as my Sightron, and all for £150 new.Still get the MTC back up and its a nice Korean made scope which I think is better than the Vipers and Mambas,( but the viper connect is a different thing altogether).
I might be buying a another Genesis ultralite as the one on my HW100 is really impressing me up to now.
Last edited by DEAN C.; 1st June 2014 at 10:53 AM.