I'm new to this site and thought you may be able to help.
I was about to buy a new scope for my long range rifle,
a Swarovski 3-18X50mm Z6 when a friend of mine in the know
told me a number of these scopes had been returned for failing
in the field (not weatherproof) and these items are not cheap.
I've heard there is a company (DEON OPTICS ) in Japan that
make very good bench rest and hunting scopes, only problem
is that apart from the web page I can't find any reviews or user
recomendations about these optics.
I'm particularly interested in the 2.5-25x42mm unit as this would be
perfect for red deer in the bush and chamios and thar out to 700+yds.
This is one I have my eye on for sure. 2.5X will work great in the thick stuff and 25X with March ED glass would reach out there like few scopes (and no other small scopes) can...all in a package that's a full pound lighter than the Premier 15X. They will soon have a Mil/Mil version and are working on FFP sometime. The knobs look well executed, 100 clicks per turn elevation (25 MOA on the 1/4 MOA clicks version--I assume it'll be 10 Mils per turn when available), nice low profile, zero stop.... It'll certainly demand attention with capabilities like that.
I've subscribed to this thread, so I can learn from any other member's experience, should they purchase and use one of these March scopes. First I've heard of them. They're pricey so they better be pretty darn good. I see they are notably lighter than many existing "tactical" grade scopes, which is pretty important to my available hunting opportunities, and methods.
Last year, I purchased a slightly used March 10-60x and I am delighted with it. Also have two NF's, and the March is a little better. I shoot long range 500 meter groundhog matches, so dunno about the POI shift, but I cannot detect problem at 200 yds and further. The 1/8" adjustments are very crisp and return to zero is right on. Clarity and focus is excellent when conditions are good. Be advised, Deon warranty to the original buyer is just five years; and it does not apply to the subsequent owner (I took a chance). I have heard of two March's being returned for minor problems.