Originally Posted by jwp475
Have you personaly compared them? IMHO different sets of eys see differently through different scope because of the different coatings
No way you could have reviewed all those web links this quickly! That's not to say you're obligated to either. If I had unlimited financial resources, I wouldn't feel the need to read. I'd just buy scopes, compare them, toss the bad and keep the good over and over again until I was completely content.
I've looked through Nightforce but I've not had the opportunity to set a Nightforce up and compare in the field side by side with an SIII or IOR at the same time. That's why I said I'd like you (or someone who has access to these scopes) to compare them and get another opinion expressed. I've looked through a lot of different scopes but I'm not confident in my conclusions without being able to look through them side by side in the same outdoor conditions.
I've compared the SIII to IOR, to Zeiss Conquest, to Leupold LPS, to Leupold VX-3 - but never side by side to a Nightforce. My SIII to Nightforce comparison is based on the majority of comparison conclusions I've read placing IOR glass equal to or a tad ahead of Nightforce. So I compared my IOR to my SIII to reach my opinion and this field comparison is the basis for my comparison of the SIII to the Nightforce. I only have so much money to spend on scopes.
Scott Berish is one of many sources of information I've reviewed over the past 3 years. As a dealer, he looks through a lot of scopes. Many more than he uses in the field. My opinion isn't sole-sourced to Scott's blog or posts, although I respect his opinion because I've reached similar conclusions based upon my own independent optics tests.