Originally Posted by phorwath
I'm dumbfounded... There's no golden ring around the objective?
I eagerly await the results of your field-comparison with these scopes.
On the SIII, seriously, you may want to verify that yours is up to snuff. I've looked through and used a lot of scopes. My SIII is definitely hitting on all cylinders. Maybe I got lucky.
Patience my friend
I will say that the S-3 did well in after sunset comparisons-In fact, all that we looked at did good. All of them were more than capable at taking down big game after legal shooting time in WY in the conditions we had on Thursday.
In looking somewhat toward the sun in the late afternoon, the S-3 came in last of all that were compared.
In fact, beyond 1,000 yards even the 5-22 NXS came in behind the new VX-3 8.5-25 when dealing with a glare (all magnifications were moved to 20x since the Huskemaw optic is in the mix). Even the owner of the NF agreed.
I was surprised to say the least. Having said all of that, all of the scopes being compared are more than optically able to do LR work. There is more to a scope than what we have been talking about
: repeatable clicks, holding zero, etc. In other words the full package is what we are looking for. So far I have been impressed by all the optics being considered.