Re: Swarovski spotting scope question
Here is what I found out. Email Swarovski the serial number and they'll get back to you with the facts. The one I was considering was made in 1984, bought in Austria, and if it ever needed servicing it would have to be sent to Austria! So what is the postage?? And the time?? And the scope is 30 years old! If it seems like a good deal.............. watch out for the pitfalls! So my search continues but I am seriously considering a Vortex Viper with the 65mm objective HD lens. New they're around $650 and have gotten great reviews. Plus they come with the little rail that allows you to mount a small red dot scope to aid in acquiring whatever you picked up without too much trouble. And they have a warranty.
They aren't a Zeiss or Swarovski but they're a few thousand $$ less and I am not sure I could appreciate the difference!