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Are there any negative reviews here?
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Tons and tons of them.
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Originally posted by pizzabox pizzabox wrote:

Are there any negative reviews here?
 

Depends on what item you want the bad reviews on! Some items are so good they don’t get them. Got to the search function and put in the item your wanting to know about, and whalaa something is bound to pop up.

 

 

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Do a site search on counter sniper Wink
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Do a site search on counter sniper Wink

Or Barska. Big Grin
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leapers is probably up there tooBucky
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BSA gets no love.

And I don't usually recommend Leupold, but haven't done a thorough review of one in a long while.
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Most of the reviews, certainly not all, are accomplished on items that people have purchased and are using.  USUALLY, that means they have already done some research and the item under review is likely to meet their expectations in most areas.  If there are deficiencies, they are reported for the most part.  
When I review an item, from low dollar to high dollar, I look for those things that are appealing and meet or exceed expectations while recording and reporting those areas where it falls short of what I would expect for the product.  If it doesn't out and out fail during the review period and is pretty much in line with the advertised capabilities, it doesn't get a "slam".  I, personally, don't expect extra low dispersion glass (top end Swarovski, Zeiss, Hensoldt quality) in a $500.00 scope.  If the scope performs according to the quality/price range, then my expectations for it are met.  While I WISH I could get the best glass on the market for $500 or less (if you could, quality would be suffering somewhere else), I am not disappointed when I don't, because the genuine expectation is not there.  If the advertising for the product is clearly misleading, exaggerates the capabilities, and creates unrealistic customer expectations, then I'll call it what it is.  
The majority of reviewers on the OT take a similar approach.  
It is against human nature, and probably would be disingenuous, to say "I paid 1600.00 for this Zeiss and it really SUX...".  

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There are quite a few bad Millet ones too.
 
 
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Originally posted by pizzabox pizzabox wrote:

Are there any negative reviews here?


What in particular you looking for?  Not every review is a love story.  Other have pointed out that many of the review are reaffirmations of previously reported information, but not everyone agrees and much of the discussion here is over the why.  That is one of the top reasons why people come to Optics Talk.  By gathering quality information, they can avoid purchasing a bad scope, thus fewer negative reviews.
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