Re: Swarovski-Schmidt and Bender
Guys i know you all get ripped off over there on the price of european stuff,its the same this end, a rifle (take a HS precision for example) it costs $1900 in the states, it costs 1900 pounds in the UK and the bloke that imports em here to Germany charges 3200 euro.
Anyway back to optics. The Forestry Commision in the UK are having problems with thier wire reticles scopes since they put moderators on their rifles, the double impulse from the recoil and the can pulling the rifle forwared is breaking reticles fast. I would stay clear of wire reticles. Here is what i would choose:
If i had the money:
S&B PMII. i would chose the Schmidt over NXS, Zeiss or Swarovski, US Optics simply because i know the scopes are 100% reliable and have excellent optics. the weight issue is the same within a few ounces for all these bigger scopes.
S&B pro hunter / varmint. if i only need to get outto about 600m and want a 30mm tube, this is the scope.
well its a toss up between a Zeiss Conquest and a Premier Reticles modified Leupold.
why.. the price is less than for the above mentioned but ergonomics and quality are still reasonable.
Thereare other scopes out there with great optics, take a look at Gerhardt, Kahles, IOR etc if you are on a budget.
Ian, are you sure that the scopes where S&B as i can't believe you wouldn't be delighted with the quality of the optics, they are certainly better than any leuoold of NXS.
what do you think to that Horus reticle? most folks eitherlove it of hate it, i'm inthe latter catagorie, its to cluttered for anything but prarie dog shooting IMHO.
want a price S&B or anything european. email me.