Originally Posted by Broz
He chooses the S&B over the Premier and has tested them both extensively. Seems the Premier failed the PSR contract testing with some construction issues. And the glass prescription for both were written by the same engineers. So the problem was with the rest of the scope not glass.
Early problems, which have been fixed as of about 2 years ago.
We've had 8 S&B PMII's fail to track in the last year. Only 1 premier. 2 other premier's had parallax issues (early models), but nothing that made the optic un-shootable. We have had ZERO new Premier's fail in any capacity.
Premier loses MSR AFTER they've fixed problems... but somehow wins the USMC day scope contract in 2008? S&B isn't fun to compete against for military contracts... and premier has won that battle before. The fact that they didn't this time is due to turmoil in the company... NOT because of their products. For the end consumer this is no issue, because the new ownership which took control in january is way better than the old ownership. So the dots you are connecting don't really go together.
If you are trying to claim that S&B's are better than Premier's and don't go down as much... well good luck with that one. I've got another PMII in my office right now that will not track down less than 3 mils once run up. It MUST be ran down to zero and then back up, or it won't track. I've seen more than one top competitor finish at the bottom of the pack due to his S&B failing at a match.
Or maybe I'm just intentionally using deficient equipment that fails more than other brands because it's fun.
You want the most reliable scope? Nightforce. I've had fewer nightforce optics go down in my presence than all others. Doesn't mean that's what I use. If Premier wouldn't have stumbled out of the gate, then I'd be able to say they are just as reliable. But I can't. Their early scopes had issues.