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I recently took a WOTAC scope in on trade, just like this one, http://swfa.com/Wonders-Optics-4-14x50-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P47355.aspx.  I had no need for it at the time but thought it was a good time for me to check it out as a budget friendly option.  The scope I got was a GenIII, aparently they are now putting out a Gen IV that is suppose to be clearer, and more accurate with its adjustments, you'll see what I mean later. ( i have not confirmed this so do not quote me on this)
I mounted this on a 300 win mag and bore sighted it.  First thing I noticed was how mush the turrets felt.  Yes you could feel the adjustments but it was not a positive feel.  At 100yds with the bolt pulled and looking through scope and bore to adjust for the first shot I could tell right off the glass was not that great. Either way I went on and sighted it in, took 3 shots.  Now I had just restocked this gun with a HS precission and installed the CDI bottom metal, a review for another time, so i wasn't sure with the gun not bedded in teh stock how it was going to shoot.  It took me three shots to get to the bull at 100yds.  I gave the gun about a 30 minute break just because I like to start the test from a cold bore and free from my adjustments.  I shot a 5 shot group that measured .48CTC as soon as a started.  Not to bad.  Glass still wasn't good but I could make out the shoot-n-c targets enough apparently.  I'd rate the glass somewhere along the lines of the Millet TRS1 which this scope competes with both in price and features.  I didn't think it was a clear as my 16X SS but I didn't have them side by side either just my knowledge of the SS.   Well after the 5 shot group i wanted to do a box test again as the first box test I tried with it failed to impress me.
 
Starting from my confirmed zero I dialed 10MOA up and 10MOA left, still aiming at the bull I shot, then 20MOA right and shot, down 20MOA and shot, left 20MOA and shot, up 20MOA and shot, I did the square adjusting 20MOA in a square so that I had 3 shots at each point then dialed back to the zero and fired again.  The first shot and last shot where in the same hole, the bull, it did return to zero perfectly.  With a ruler I measured the distance between the center of the 3 shot groups and got an average of 8.89 with the most being 9.3 and the smallest being 8.7.  Theoretically it should have been 10" give or take .5", the tracking did not prove to be exactly MOA but it did return to zero like I said.  I have the target in an envelope and plan on sending it back to WONDERs to see what they can do about the scope not tracking true. They supposedly have a lifetime warranty and the owner stands behind them 100% so we shall see. 
 
I also checked for a POI change at different powers but it held true from the bottom to the top of the mag range. 
 
Now the big question I always ask myself is woudl i recommend it.... at this time, no.  There are better options out there IMO that would prove to be better.  IF i get it replaced, repaired I will re-review it but I am not holding out on it.  I do have a few pictures I will try to get up later once I find my memory card reader for my camera, its packed up somewhere.
 
 
EDIT- I am sending it in because the parallax adjustment broke and it is getting extremely hazy at higher mags, unusable, most likely because of that. The adjustments i can chauk up as cheaper scopes aren't gonna be as accurate, unusable image I can't


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Thanks.

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Update:
 
*Sent the scope in UPS to WOTAC, left my hands 3/3/11, got to them 3/8/11.
*Put a note in there that asked them to call when it arrived.
*Started calling and leaving messages every morning on 3/14
*Emailed several times trying to get an update starting on 3/14 as well no response
*Started calling non-stop o 3/18 hanging up when teh machine started and calling again,  after about 10min of this Matt, the owner finally answered.  Said a massive storm had taken out their phones and internet so he didn't get anything.  He went back found my scope and said it was going to be replaced, it was next in line.  They "showed" having replacements in stock but couldn't locate them and new ones were due in 2 weeks if they couldn't find on. Said he would update me if they didn't find one
*No response from Matt
*Emailed attn matt asking the status on the 22nd
*Reply came the 23rd sayign they had sent 2 to a customer by mistake and he was sending one  back and they'd check it over and then overnight it to me..... That again was the 23rd,  Today the 30th, no update, no scope. 
*Emailed again but to no avail
 
 
 
I'll update as I get info or action taken.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

sounds like a real winnerLoco

You mean weiner, don't you? 
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I was more than willing to give it another chance when it returned, but it looking more and more likely I will just sell it now and hold my initial judgement on it
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no WOTAC for me!


i heard a few good things 9given the price) when they launched,mostly about how fast Matt was to respond when the things broke - which they seemed to do allot.

I guess the longer they are out, the more time Matt has to spend replacing scopes, the busier he is.

No problem, I'll stick to scopes that break with far less regularity.
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Thanks for the review, and heads up.. no wotac for me either!
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

no WOTAC for me!


i heard a few good things 9given the price) when they launched,mostly about how fast Matt was to respond when the things broke - which they seemed to do allot.

I guess the longer they are out, the more time Matt has to spend replacing scopes, the busier he is.

No problem, I'll stick to scopes that break with far less regularity.
 
I thought consistency was one of your top priority requirements...
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That sounds like a horrid expierence to me.. Thanks for the heads up
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the rabbit hole is getting deeper by the day....

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Your not to china yet are you?

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actually i think it may beBucky
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update-
 
I still don't have a scope.  Called today kinda ticked off and spoke with matt.  He did appear to be concearned that I didn't have one cause they sent one out on the 5th but with no tracking number.  Anyway he is suppose to be on his way to the PO when I hung up and is going to be sending another personally.  I'll update when I have............ something
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Sounds like yet another scope company claiming they can run with th big dogs.... That is until they run out of porch......Whistling
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I didn't get emailed the tracking number yesturday either............
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Yessuh that porch gets smaller as the world get bigger. Maybe he's reading this and sending your scope out for another (independent review) Roll on Floor Laughing
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I wouldnt' be surpised now if I never see a scope....

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Yeah well.  I am gonna call in a few, see what happened.  maybe if I stay on top of them I'll get something!
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Yeah well.  I am gonna call in a few, see what happened.  maybe if I stay on top of them I'll get something!


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ha ha ha.........i'm so pissed about this topic I refuse to worry with opening myself up to things on it.
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