They have been around for a couple of yrs.
My mate nearly got one and asked my opinion and I looked at the pic and said its not genuine leupold so he stayed clear
As Taff says, they have been around for years. But at least this one is advertised as a replica. A couple of years ago i had a chap bring two into the shop for mounting on his Tikkas that i had sold him a few weeks before. He had got them 'for a song' from evil bay but coild not understand why the Optilock mounts were more expensive than the scopes! A quick comparison with some 'real' scopes soon put him on the right path. He ended up putting them onto his Air Arms and BSA PCP's.....both scopes failed within 3 months! Just goes to show, you do get what you pay for!
"Buy at half the price, pay twice..."
at least this guy is being honest!