Heavy-ish. No postal scale here to weigh it. I might be able to find one at work to weigh it on. The weight is concentrated toward the middle of the tube just to the rear of the turret's perimeter. Feels as if it could put up with a lot of abuse. Think of a slightly longer and beefier Leupold 2.5-8x36 Mark 4 MR/T.
I put the battery in and try the illumination and.....nothing. Remove battery, check polarity and reinstall. Nothing. Check battery with multimeter, 3.252 V. I removed the spring from the battery cap. It did not seem to be seated tightly. I re-seated the spring but I can't see how that might have any effect. I wrapped on the scope housing after putting the cap back on and suddenly noticed the reticle was now lit. I have tried undoing everthing that I had done to that point but the illumination continues to perform as advertised.
The illumination is so-so for full daylight use. Night time use will probably require using the low end of the red illumination. The green illumination causes detectable halo at any setting in dark conditions.
I like the feel of the detents. Both have the same light, oily, audible and tactile click. ***Note***If you are someone who picks up an unmounted scope by the elevation turret (hand now raised), the weight of the scope will cause the turret cap to unlock and give you the brief impression that your 700$ scope is about to hit the floor.
Glass & Reticle next time.
Link to crappy phone pictures.