One of the first scopes I ever bought was a CVLife 6-24×50 AOR and it held zero over years of range use. Whileit was by no means a great optic, it was possibly the best scope under $50. When CVLife asked me to test out their new 6-24×50 FFP scope, I was a bit dubious as to its quality. Some may derisively call them “airsoft grade” but CVLife makes cheap firearms products that have been surprisingly good for their price.

The scope came in a featureless white box. This may be because the scope had just been released and CVLife hadn’t yet shipped branded packaging or even a branded decal label? In addition to lens caps you also get a set of budget scope mounts whose milling appeared lacking in quality control but were usable.

Unlike the AOR which looks and functions like a 1980’s vintage hunting scope, the Bearpower 6-24×50 is a modern PRS-style FFP optic. It has a combination illumination knob and parallax knob, which offers a minimum distance of 10 yrds. Like better tactical optics, the illumination has an OFF between intensity settings.

The turret clicks are loud and tactical positive and offers a solid zero-stop on the elevation turret. The turrets are resettable but annoyingly require the loosening of 3 hex screws. While this was annoying, slow, and tedious, the upside is that this free turning turret avoids the number non-alignment issue common with budget scopes.

The reticle is a modern Christmas Tree similar to Vortex reticle layouts. The center cross is illuminated with a faint illumination on the tree but both are only overcast/twilight bright. The Bearpower is available in both MOA and MIL versions (I received the MOA version).

In my field and range testing, I found the image quality to be good to fair with noticeable chromatic aberration even at low magnification. At high magnification there was a loss in brightness and detail in the image. Despite this, it met my minimum requirements for 100yrd range use, being able to identify .22 cal holes on white paper.

In my testing, the turrets tracked accurately returning to zero after a box test and torture test. The scope and its iffy mounts held zero after running a number of mags through my 5.56 AR. In most respects the scope performed though I did find its eyebox to be tight.

The Bearpower 6-24×50 FFP is a big step up in performance from CVLife’s 6-24×50 AOR, but so is its launch price of around $300. While a budget price tier for a FFP 24x PRS scope, the Bearpower is competing against the Athlon Argos, Arken SH4J, and the Vortex Strike Eagle, all of which outperform the Bearpower optically. Given that stiff competition, this scope does the job but can’t be considered a value.




24x @100yrds: Element 1 / Group -1


Magnification 6-24x
Objective Lens Diameter 50mm
Tube Diameter 34mm
Eyepiece Lens Diameter 35mm
Eye Relief 4.13″-3.93″
Field of View @ 100 Yds 18.3′-4.6′
Lens Coating Fully Multi-Coated
Reticle Type Christmas Tree MIL Reticle
Max Elevation Adjustament ±40 MOA
Max Windage Adjustament ±25 MOA
Click Value 1/4 MOA
Parallax Adjustment 10 Yards – ∞
Diopter Adjustment ±2
Body Material 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Length 14.5 inch
Weight 1.83 lb / 29.27 oz