Originally Posted by bigngreen
I saw a poll on another site, it was pretty large and Leupold and Vortex had about the same warranty rate, S&B was way up there as well but the clear rock bottom lowest warranty was Nightforce.
Interesting, but how weighted are the results.
Look at it this way... If Vortex and Leupold have higher rates of warranty issues but both sell say, 3 times the quantity of say S&B or Nightforce for that matter, then in actuality, Leupold and Vortex really have a lower incidence of warranty issues because their volume is so much greater,
Now, S&B is certainly not a volume seller comparied to Leupy or Vortex so they must have quality issues...
Speaking strictly for myself, with 4 Vortex Viper PST's, a pair of Vortex bino's and a Razor spotting scope, I've had no issues whatsoever. But then I've has no issues with my 3 Leupolds either.
No S&B nor Nightforce here. I'd buy something with more resale value than any S&B and to a lesser extent Nightforce.
IMO, all optics are over priced, especially the high end ones.
Like a good friend said to me... You can buy a Swaro (spotter) and pick up 5 minutes in the morning and 5 at dusk but comparing the prices of the Swaro and the Razor, I'll give up 5 and 5.
I can (and did) relate to that.