Mueller Rifle Scopes are not "made" in China, they are "assembled" in China. The optics are made in Japan.
No, it's not a Nikon, but for the money, it's a damned good buy. They have a no BS warranty too, if the scope fails, don't mess with it and send it back. They send you a NEW scope, not yours repaired.
Ever try to warranty a Nikon?