Re: DOCTER Scopes
I replied to this post earlier and the damn PC didn't post it.
Doctor where perhaps comparable with Leupold maybe 10 years ago. WIth slightly better coatings maybe. In the last years they have come on in Quality and are now a reliable hunting scope with good clarity. They are no S&B, but they are a good option for a guy on a budget.
Doctor also manufacture scopes for the 2 big German hunting store chains, Kettner and Frankonia ( like Cabellas.)
in the same way the motor industry has maybe 1 model of vehicle with 3 different names and prices (eg VW Sharan, Seat Alhambra, Ford Galaxy) with the Frankonia or Kettner scopes you get the same Doctor scope, at a sli8ghtly discount price.
The difference is typicaly around 10 to 20 %
The Frankonia catalog lists the Doctor 2.5-10x48, 30mm, alloy, illuminated at : 1120 euro
same scope, with frankonia name on it: 989 euro.