and it's a game of craps.' I've seen off-brand scopes and red dots that held up quite well, and others that crapped out in short order. On the other hand, few years back I wrote about my experience with a Pentax red dot("They just started making these, and it's PENTAX, they'll be great!" they said). That piece of crap started wandering zero after less than a hundred rounds, and their customer service just about didn't exist, so name-brand isn't a guarantee, either.
So when ran across this the other day on Barska bringing out a 1-6x scope for AR-type rifles, my first thought was 'You first.' Having slept on it, I still say so. The quality of a lot of these 'Made in China' scopes has indeed improved, but I'm not going to be the one to beta test them. Unless someone sends me one to evaluate, which I doubt my fame is sufficient to bring on.