Wether you want to call it a scope or not, the people who supply it call it one. Also there is a magnifying lens, which is banned in BHU. The rules don't say what can and cannot be magnified, they just say no magnification. Don't get me wrong, I think it sounds like a good thing, but at the moment it is a freestyle piece of equipment. If I shot freestyle, I would have a serious look at one, but until the BHU rules are changed, it doesn't fall into this category. If and when that happens, I may well use one myself, but until that happens, I am happy to abide by the rules of the game.