Just ordered my latest toy which is a Tikka T3 Tactical in .223.
My New Toy
Now that I have the rifle sorted I need the scope to go on top of it.
The vast majority of my hunting is night shooting using a lamp for rabbits, hares and foxes. I also shoot small deer species when I see then in the daytime. I also go long range hunting which I do less frequently but I enjoy also.
I am torn between the Schmidt and Bender 5-25x56 or the Zeiss 6-24x56. I know both of them are awesome scopes and will more than do the job I want but I just want your opinion on which is the better scope and why.
I have been drawn to the Zeiss for some reason but when I look at the figures the schmidt is equally as good if not better.
Also, should I go for first or second focal plane reticule on the schmidt. I am a bit worried that a second focal plane P4 fine ret will totally eclipse a rabbit at 600yds.
If you have experience with either of these scopes could you give me your opinions please.