Mueller APV 4.5-14 x 40mm AO Rifle Scope Review

The Mueller APV 4.5-14 x 40mm AO Rifle Scope is an excellent budget rifle scope that gets you everything you want in a proper scope where APV stands for All Purpose Variable. It is best suited for people who are looking for a good hunting experience and overall an improved and better aim. Mueller optics is one of those quiet and efficient rifle scope brands that is quickly gaining more popularity amongst the rifle scope enthusiast. With all the high quality of materials and designs priced at reasonable rates, it is not hard to see how and why they are growing so rapidly. The Mueller APV is yet another budget rifle scope that was strongly promoted as their entry level Mueller and something that would help them attract more customers from different sections.

Material and Design

The materials used for Mueller is of fine quality, the design is clean and simple. Ironically though, the Mueller APV 4.5-14×40 AO is assembled in China, but that doesn’t really deteriorate its quality. In packaging, it comes with some additional handy tools as a dust cloth and a 3″ sunshade. These small and minor details that most premium brands leave out is quite a bonus in addition to what the Mueller APV AO Rifle Scope 4.5-14 x 40mm already provides. Its black matte finish with their logo placed strategically on the side of the adjustment turret gives it a premium look and also the green accent ring around the objective lens gives it a beautiful appearance.

Magnification

The magnification characteristic of the Mueller Optics 4.5-14x40mm AO APV Rifle Scope is satisfactory, to say the least. The images of the objects even at full zoom out is pretty clear, and that of the full zoom in quality is just fine without any significant blur. It features a powerful and excellent zoom function that you can adjust from 4.5x Zoom – 10x zoom (of course with infinite values in between depending on your needs). The resultant image that you get from any magnification value is more than satisfactory for a good hunting experience. Its 40mm objective lens diameter is also big enough to let any light pass through it without any hindrance allowing you to get a clearer image of the object.

Optics Performance

Be it any kind of Rifle scope, at the end of the day, it all comes down to how its optics perform. After all, that is the whole point of buying a Rifle scope in the first place. The Mueller Optics 4.5-14x40mm AO APV scope doesn’t disappoint in any manner. In fact, considering that it is an entry level Rifle scope for Mueller optics, the optics performance is more than satisfactory. The scope features a 25mm main tube and a fully multi-coated optics (just like any higher-end products) to enhance your vision and give you an edge-to-edge clarity. The optics perform very well under low light especially if you’re planning to go for good hunting. The optics are more than capable of absorbing all necessary lightings around to give you a clearer and brighter image of the target objects even under low lightings or artificial lighting conditions. In addition to all these, the Mueller APV AO Rifle Scope 4.5-14x40mm has a medium fine plex style reticle scope to allow you to give the finest details aiming at the crosshair.

Turret

The turret mechanism in the Mueller APV 4.5-14×40 AO Rifle Scope is a capped finger adjustable turret and is simple and easy to operate. It is precise and accurate, to say the least. The windage and elevation adjustments are reliable and accurate, and the integral components are held together by a heavy-duty spring clip that ensures you of its durability. The turret also performed well in terms of Zeroing to a particular object and takes less to time in zeroing onto a rifle. Once zeroed, it hardly requires any adjustments thereafter. Unless you’re going to change loads, it’s basically just a one-time process to achieve zero.

Eye Relief

The Mueller APV 4.5-14x40mm AO features 3.5-3.25” eye relief, which is just about convenient, although most people prefer a bit more. It doesn’t make you feel like you’re too far away to make an appropriate shot nor too close that the image appears blurry to you. Most importantly, it’s a safe distance to protect your eyes from any recoil mishaps.

Pros

  • It provides an excellent value for your money
  • It provides crisp and clear views at all zoom range
  • Slim ocular crosshairs that contribute to its viewing experience
  • Good built-in quality and rock-solid construction
  • Easy turret adjustments with minimal zeroing time

Cons

  • Lacks the accuracy in windage in elevation adjustments
  • Inconvenient turret adjustments due to the absence of any indicating labels aka arrow marks
  • It has Smaller viewing area as compared to other scopes
  • The eye relief feels a bit too short

The Mueller APV AO Rifle Scope 4.5-14x40mm is the entry level Rifle scope of the Mueller optics, and it really does deliver in all crucial areas. Yes, it has some flaws, but considering how much it costs, maximum of all that flaws can be easily forgiven. Also, the extra accessories included are just a bonus for anybody. For anyone looking for a good rifle scope at a low price, the Mueller APV 4.5-14 x 40mm AO Rifle Scope should definitely be on your top list to consider.

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