While its name implies a magnification of 2x, its true magnifying power is actually 1.8x, although that does not stop it from being a sight that provides a balance between close and medium range combat capability. While the scope appears mediocre in regard to its zoom power and reticle, the reticle has obscure utility - rangefinding capability. A target standing 100 meters away will fit perfectly between the top and bottom of the outer circle, and a standing 200 meter target will fit between the center dot and the outer circle. At 300 meters, the width of a standing target will be obscured by the center dot. You can use the mouse wheel to adjust the reticle's brightness. Keeping this in mind, the gun can then be zeroed for whichever range the target is at to deal precision shots and as most engagements typically take place within 300 meters, the usefulness of this scope is often underestimated.