Well pleased with speed of dispatch and quality of packaging. If your a real novice there is not a lot of directions for assembly and a few notes on actual use would be nice. Some parts seem a little flimsy (the sighting scope mount in particular) but tripod seems solid enough. Make sure you have the space to store it, I would not like to have to dismantle and rebuild every time it's required and it does take up a lot of space when completed. All that is needed now is some decent weather to see what optics are like.