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View Poll Results: Clearest Glass
Leupold 8 14.55%
S&B 12 21.82%
US Optics 4 7.27%
Zeiss 18 32.73%
Sightron 1 1.82%
Nightforce 12 21.82%
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Clearest Glass---POLL---

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Unread 03-19-2009, 02:50 PM
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Clearest Glass---POLL---

I just wanted to get some input from everybody on who (In their opinion) makes the clearest glass in the line of rifle scopes. I tried to include most of the top manufacturers in the poll, so forgive me if I forgot any.

Note: I am talking about any model that is made by the company, any price.

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Unread 03-19-2009, 05:18 PM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---

As much as I like sightron optics the clearest glass has to go to Schmidt & Bender. There glass is the standard by which everyone else is measured.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 08:40 PM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---

This is a topic where opinions will vary greatly but you left the best off the list IMO.
1 Leupold I think they are great and have used them for years but might not be the greatest glass.
2 S&B great glass but over rated and even more over priced
3 USO same as #2
4 Zeiss Have some great models and good glass but some not so good so do your homework
5 Sightron some of their lower models have the worst glass I have ever seen, the SIII is supposed to be world class but it is hard to be completely un-bias when some of their stuff is so bad.
6 Nightforce very good but not great and not as over priced as S&B and USO.

Check out the new MARCH scopes, they have taken optic's to a new level as far as performance and price.
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Unread 03-19-2009, 08:58 PM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---

Premier Heritage is better than what's listed. don't know about March
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Unread 03-20-2009, 06:07 AM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---

To say that S&B, US Optics are over priced will get no arguement from me, a lot of things cost more than I think they should. To call them over rated is a bit much IMHO. I have seen the resolution from a S&B 5X25X56 PMll rival my Swarovski ATS 20X60X80 Spotting scope. Think about this a rifle scope with as much resoulution and clarity as a spotter. Not over rated at all IMHO. The US Optics that I have seen are righ there with S&B to my eyes
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Unread 03-21-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---

Very interested in following this thread. I haven't used enough different scopes to participate. I have used weaver, bushnell, probably 12 to 15 Leupolds and now have a Nightforce coming. For the money Leupold has been mighty good but with my limited experience I am not in a position to compare. Thanks to those who have used a number of different ones for sharing your experiences.
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Unread 03-21-2009, 08:24 PM
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Re: Clearest Glass---POLL---


I own Leupold, Nightforce, Burris, Zeiss. I voted for S&B. ??? Not much brand loyalty on my part

Although I have a 1-4x Leupold that is pretty darn clear on 1x.

Picking a single attribute like clarity to talk about is not completely relevant.

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

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