Originally Posted by shortshooter
Around $2400 for the USO and even more for the S&B. But they have what I want.
Yeah, me too. And so I went without for the longest time, just couldn't justify that much money. The but with the latest 3-18 IOR, they've finally given me what I want for less than many Leupolds:
Depends on what it is you want. For me, FFP, 0.1 Mil clicks, 100 click per rev elevation knob, best reticle I've ever used...better low end and
high end than my 4-14...in that compact package with IOR glass (today I was seeing bullet holes at 300 yds in gloomy light on 6X!
)...it wasn't a hard sell to me at that price. ;)
So if I break it and they stop making it or if for some other reason it was no longer an option, I would have
to get a USO or S&B. I'm spoiled now.
If I had to do that tomorrow, I think I'd go with a S&B 4-16 for the size/weight savings (for a carry hunting rifle) over the SN-3 3.2-17 though they aren't much and the IOR beats them both in that regard. The 3-12 S&B is a much nicer size and that's really all the magnification I'd ever need for hunting...but for 1500 yd plinking, etc, I'd find myself wanting more power.
Anyway, those are just my thoughts/preferences. I really
like this thing. I guess I'm a bit giddy I didn't have to cough up the cash for the S&B or USO and finally got everything I wanted. Actually, in some ways (size, elevation knob) it might even suit me a bit better than the more expensive alternatives. I'm so glad they finally gave us another choice.
Did I mention I like this scope?
Oh, and it's reticle is straight. Collimator verified. ;)