Real deal, or at least side by side with the other it is the same, under the hood as well. And yes I had my 45 on my hip and my hand hooked on the pocket just in front of it as usual, especially for parking lot transactions with cash. He said it came on a 22-250 he bought but cabela's couldn't identify the scope for him. Says it works and works good but fixed 10x aint his thing.
I told him what it was and he was happy to do the deal for $85. I always make sure to get a bargain price but have on occasion deliberately overpaid folks that were selling things they did not understand because they where so far below market value.
Half way home sitting at a stop light I got to looking at it and do not think it has bean used much at all and got to thinking maybe this should of bean one of those times.