Re: Schmidt & Bender PMII failure rate.
Hi Pete ,
Chris from New Zealand here , dont let the assholes get to you , any person that researchs this topic of scopes for SWS can see thru the Pure BS coming from Mr Ggggg , did I spell it right , like you I use a Real Name ,
You are right in that AI has sold more SWS than any other maker , and most of these to Military clients , and that S&B PMII are the std all others are judged & are again used by more Mil units than any other , quite simple really , do a web search and find the Facts.
Most snipers would want a FFP scope if they had any say in it , the 2 things I would like in a PMII to make it better suited to me personally , is a slightly thinner P4 type reticle and more range in the diopler setting ,
In RE the Canadian sniper in A'stan , the photos I have seen of the 3 man group show a McBros 50 BMG , modifed for Canadian use , ie shorter bipod legs & a cheek rest , mounting a Leupold scope of some sort ,eihter a 16x MK4 or the Varipower 25x , and yes I can tell the differance between a Lopie & NF scope .
The other SWS used by the 3 man Canadian team , was a Parker Hale C3A1 rifle ( ie M87 ) w/ 10x Unertl version with turret marked in Metre's .
Funny I didn;t see the NXS's , I must be going blind ,
You are also right on the Blaser rifle , a fantasic marketing campaign , and a generally poor product , good barrel though , and if the GSG9 adopted them , shows very poor decision making process .
Like a lot of things posted on the Web , some are Pure BS , it only takes a little research and a small amount of logic to find the Truth , and if people can't do that for themselves , they deserve the all the BS Mr Ggggge can dish , baby ,
Later ChrisF ,