Getting a good short range variable power optic can be an expensive task. Very few people make a good short to mid range optic, with Leupold currently leading the pack in terms of value. SIG SAUER is getting into the same game with a $400ish 1-4x optic, but Vortex is pushing the envelope. Instead of just a 1-4x, Vortex is pushing out a 1-6x optic with an illuminated BDC reticle for that same price.
The optic features a 30mm tube, adjustment covers, and a spare battery holder in the windage adjustment knob. Admittedly I did get the run-down from a Canadian, so the price of $400 is based on the Canadian sticker price instead of the American version. Nevertheless it sounds like this should be a nifty option for those looking to get some good glass for their short to medium range competition or hunting rifle without forking over a ton of cash.