Anyone had any experience with this scope..?
I've really enjoyed Leupolds products over the years and have a couple of their high dollar long ranges scopes and love them.
I copied the following from another post on the same subject, they are just my thoughts and opinions on the Leupold CQ/T for Tactical work, just because I don't feel that it's well suited for tactical work doesn't mean that it won't work well for other situations:
I had read many good things about the Leupold CQT sight and got to handle it extensively at the SHOT SHOW. Here are my thought on the Leupold CQT:
The things that I didn't like about the Leupold CQT sight is that it was too big, it was too heavy, why would anyone need a rail system on a scope is beyond me (unless you are a professional mall ninja), it was too long (with a close quarters battle sight you want the ability to mount the sight far foward), the battery only lasts 7 hours, the eye relief was extreemly short for a CQB sight, the field of view was way too narrow, it costs over $700, the CQT has a "dot inside of a circle reticle" and with the narrow field of view it made the field of view too cluttered, ect, ect, ect.
With a CQB sight you want a small, lightweight package that you can far from you eye so you can see what is going on around you. The Leupold CQT is built like a long range scope (ie long, heavy, shorter eye releif), but it really wouldn't work well as a long range scope either because it only 1x - 3x.
I don't want to bash Leupold because I really enjoy their products. With the CQT sight, there was not a lot of thought put into the product or it was made by someone who didn't know what the end user needs in a close quarters battle optic.
If I were looking for something with no magnification I would go with something like the Aimpoint ML2 (battery life in the 100s to 1,000s of hours depending on setting) for around $300 or if I were looking for something with some kind of magnification I would go with something like the 2x or 3x mini ACOGs for around $500.
Basically, the Leupold is the wrong tool for the job, it's just not pratical and has all the wrong features. Just my .02 on the Leupold CQT.
Here's a link to the entire conversation in referenct to the Leupold CQ/T: