Ozark Armament LPVO Razorback 1-6×24 Review (2024): Worth the Money?

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Is the Ozark Armament LPVO Razorback 1-6×24 rifle scope worth it?

The short answer? No, I don’t recommend buying this scope.

I got my hands on one, tested everything from durability to accuracy, and did my infamous torture testing.

Razorback mounted onto my AR-15

It’s possible I got a defective scope, but testing this cheap optic was probably one of the most frustrating testing periods I’ve had to date.

If you want to know why, keep on reading…

Here’s my Ozark Armament Razorback 1-6×24 Rifle Scope Review

FeaturesRazorback 1-6×24
BrandOzark Armament
ColorBlack
Magnification Range1-6
Reticle TypeMil Dot
IlluminationYes
Weight1.1 LB
Length13.86 inches
Fog ProofYes
WaterproofYes

Glass Clarity and Reticle

The glass clarity on this optic is nice and crisp with an average reticle paired with it. 

front lens

I had a little bit of hope for this optic when I pulled it out of the box and took a peek through the scope. The glass looks like it’s almost not there.

Looking through the scope, I could see everything perfectly at any given magnification which is absolutely essential for any optic. 

The reticle is crisp too, but the design is pretty basic offering a typical crosshair with mil dots which would have been a fantastic addition if the optic was actually decent. 

green reticle razorback 1-6x24

It also features center crosshair illumination settings. The included battery was dead but luckily I had an extra CR2023 around. 

You’ll find five levels of brightness for both red and green illumination totaling 10 different settings on the knob. 

red reticle

The etched reticle is also great for me since I have astigmatism which means there aren’t any blurred lines.

It kept a crisp reticle the entire time. 

The Razorback altogether does a decent job when it comes to glass clarity and its reticle. These are the strongest aspects of this optic.

Eye Relief and Eyebox

I didn’t really have any problems with the comfort or finding my reticle when it came to the Razorback.

Razorback mounted onto my AR-15

At its lower magnification settings, it’s super easy to acquire targets and maintain your reticle on the target. 

Dealing with its max is a little more difficult though. Its parallax is exceptionally hard to get down when starting out.

When you figure it out, it gets a lot easier, but 6x isn’t going to be something you want to mess around with while you’re standing up. 

It doesn’t have any play, less than other high-powered optics I’ve reviewed before. 

Eye relief on the other was good.

I didn’t have any noticeable strain on my eyes even after a full day of shooting.

This scope is perfectly acceptable in terms of eye relief and eye box.

Durability

This is where we start to enter some shaky ground.

I will say the Razorback didn’t outright break on me, but there are some worrying signs that bring its durability into question.

As always, I test the optics I review by dropping them on concrete while they’re attached to a rifle from shoulder height. I then submerge them in water.

The drop test on concrete is what was concerning to me. 

It resulted in some minor scrapes and some nasty chunks taken out of my windage…

windage knob damaged after drop test

…and elevation knobs:

elevation knob damaged after drop test

What’s worse is that the front tube has a considerable dent in it now, which makes me question how well it would hold up over multiple drops as time went on.

front lens damaged after drop test

There is also now a random spot visible while looking at the reticle.

Neither of these things means much, but I haven’t run into damage like that before, and makes me weary about recommending this optic.

Included Mounting Options and Throw Lever

One of the red flags I had was with the included mount and throw lever.

The included mounts are jaw-droppingly insecure and loose.

This scope would not stay put unless absolutely wrenched down as hard as possible and you could still feel it start to come loose as the shooting went on.

That’s unacceptable.

mounting hardware

The throw lever was the same deal, it was almost constantly loosening.

This made me seriously concerning using Loctite.

The quality control issue was apparent and you can clearly see where corners were cut in the production of this optic. 

Accuracy and Zero

Finally, we get to the absolute worst part of this optic and the reason why this review process was so frustrating.

The Razorback could not hold zero to save its life.

I would get the rifle zeroed, take a few shots and they would all be dead center at 50 yards or so.

This is initial accuracy is fantastic, I even shot a 5.56 casing off the top of my target at 30 yards.

I thought we were good until I kept going through my magazine.

After 4-5 shots, my rounds would start spreading out considerably. 

The story was the same after every attempt to zero it.

You’d have a 1-inch group of a few shots dead center, then a wild peppering of impacts all over the target and surrounding area. 

The mounting issues and zeroing problems made it impossible to get a semblance of a good read on the Razorback which in itself tells me all I need to know.

side view of mounting hardware

This might have been one of the worst optics I’ve ever shot through and this experience has sealed the deal on the decision to not recommend this scope.

Price

I’m sure this point is moot given everything I’ve talked about, but if for some reason you want to buy this optic, check it out here:

I’d normally talk about the value you’d get out of such a low price point, but I honestly don’t think there’s any value in this optic besides getting a learning experience on the dangers of cheaping out on a vital aspect of having an effective firearm.

Should You Buy the Ozark Armament Razorback 1-6 Scope?

My answer is a flat-out no.

Here’s why:

  • Questionable Durability
  • Inoperable Zeroing Issues
  • Loose Mounting and Throw Lever

There are some surprisingly good budget scopes out there, but this isn’t one of them. Check out the Vortex Strike Eagle or Burris MTAC 1-4 for something that isn’t crazy expensive and gets the job done.

What Do You Think?

I hope you enjoyed my Ozark Armament LPVO 1-6×24 scope review.

Razorback 1-6x24 LPVO scope on my AR-15

Now I want to turn it over to you:

Have you used the Ozark Armament LPVO scope? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

Let me know by leaving a quick comment down below.


Written By

Richard Douglas

Hello, I’m Richard Douglas, a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Advisor, National Defense Security Consultant, and the voice behind Scopes Field.


1 thought on “Ozark Armament LPVO Razorback 1-6×24 Review (2024): Worth the Money?”

  1. I would not drop any budget optic on concrete while mounted to a rifle and expect it to still work. Not any.

    That is blatant equipment abuse. This is not a military grade optic.

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