Re: Opinions / Help with Schmidt & Bender Scope ??
What are you using this scope for? I am a Sako 75 owner, (7mm, 30-06), and hunt everything from White Tail deer to Moose. Most shots in the open at about 400y for the 7mm and 100y-200y with the 30-06, but the Sako 75 is still an out of the box "excellent" production hunting rifle, not a good target rifle. The high priced S&B at $1600??? I have used everything over the years. I believe the best gun to scope ratio for the Sako 75 is a Swarovski or Zeiss, there are others. They definitely have the best glass in the world. Zeiss uses Swarovski glass in there scopes. No one has been able to copy there process or make a more clear glass. This alone is worth some home work on your part. Your specifications in these scopes are around the $1000 range. These scopes are very competitive to the S&B, if not better. You will be hard pressed to beat a Swarovski at the $1600 range. The only way to pick the right one is to hold all three in you hand and look through each one several times. Especially looking into dark areas and/or from a low lighted hallway. Even crap scopes look good in the light. I have done my home work for your type of rifle and I have had more than one headache testing scopes. Don't get sucked in by how cool the scope looks or how much it costs. Any one of the above will be outstanding for your application.