Originally Posted by green 788
probably a wet blanket here but I'd be leery of any optic coming out of Europe right now... checking the world economic situation, as well as the forecast... it doesn't look good.
Fast service is worth a lot of peace of mind...
I'd stick with Leupold... we know they'll be around at least as long as America is. :o
If you look closely at what is going on in the optics industry, you would notice that a lot of companies are building multi-million dollar manufacturing facilities here in the US. Look at Steiner/Burris, Swarovski, Meopta, and Schmidt Bender. All these guys have manufacturing facilities here in the States.
I wouldn't worry about buying from a European owned manufacturer. Chances are that Eurpoean optic is assembled here in the US anyway. ie Steiner Military, Zeiss conquest (made by meopta), Swaro Z3's.
Not trying to sway your opinion, just making sure the facts are out there for others to form theirs.