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Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:16 AM
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

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I own neither, either and I'm not about to spend 4 grand on any scope. I have other priorities in life.

S&B IMO, is a status symbol, like wearing a Rolex or driving a Bugatti. Sure you'd love to have one, if, you had the disposable income, most don't. I will say I have a Rolex but it's used. Can't afford or don't want to pay 15 grand for a watch. Even a non working watch is right twice a day....lol

This my sope is better than your scope or my rifle is better than your rifle crap is actually amusing. Even the least inexpensive rifle or scope is actually better thaan 90% of the owners who own them.

Kind of reminds me of the clown who buys a 20 grand diesel utility tractor to mow his 1/2 acre with. Pure ego, nothing else.
Yep, gotta agree Flip. The pecker-measuring contest is stupid. It's a status thing, and I could care less about being in that elite S&B club. But if you do, good for you, and I'm not gonna put down your choice of optic. But b/c I don't own one, don't try to tell me I shoot Barskas, and make me out to be a clown.

I've shot behind S&B scopes. NF, Swaro, Zeiss, Kahles, Leica, you name it......But the only ones I own are Zeiss and Kahles b/c I can't personally afford to be the elite 5% that drops $3,800+ on a rifle scope. Do I hate on those who do? Nope. So don't hate on those who don't.

So, can we get back to discussion, and quit screwing this guy's thread up.....
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

"So, can we get back to discussion, and quit screwing this guy's thread up....."

Absolutely, far as I'm concerned. Of course I can't make a valued contribution because I haven't looked through a S&B to compare it to a NF. In fact, I don't know of anyone who owns one or if they can be purchased around these parts over the counter.

People around here are struggling to survive, let alone spending big bucks on high end optics.

Come to think about it, never seen a Bugatti close up and personal either.......
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

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"So, can we get back to discussion, and quit screwing this guy's thread up....."

Absolutely, far as I'm concerned. Of course I can't make a valued contribution because I haven't looked through a S&B to compare it to a NF. In fact, I don't know of anyone who owns one or if they can be purchased around these parts over the counter.

People around here are struggling to survive, let alone spending big bucks on high end optics.

Come to think about it, never seen a Bugatti close up and personal either.......
LOL The local store has some behind the glass counter, along with NF, Swaro, and every other brand known to mankind. LOL

We take them outside and look through them all the time to compare. But I have shot rifles with them on them at the range before. None of which belonged to me (which is depressing).

People around here are struggling, too. Including me. My rifle build is just stuck in my head and can't move forward until I sell something else to get the money to build it.
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

I agree to an extent with the above statement, i wouldnt spend that kind of money either for a scope that sit in the safe 99% of its life. If you cant afford one or or dont shoot enough to justify owning one thats one thing, but dont label it if you have never owned one. Ps i dont even own a watch.
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

Life is all about compromise and trade-off's which is why I'll never possess a S&B, USO, March or NF either.

Too many quality optics out there in retail land. Besides, some manufacturers have insane markup's. Leupold comes to mind instantly.

What really soured me on Leupold was the LEO/Military program. You (Leupold) offer a LEO/Military discount approaching 50% off retail on some optics. That tells me that retail is way out of perspective because Leupold is still making a profit. Piss on 'em.

Not to be construed as a slam or a derogatory comment against military or LEO's, but a statement as to the actual worth of Leupold products versus the asking, over the counter pricing.

I'm done with them and I have numerous Leupy optics, all good, I might add.

Another stupid priced optic company is Trijicon. Their LR optics are lacking in adjustment and features but the asking price is high. Trijicon (A Michigan based company BTW), is a big government supplier in weapons sighting systems as well as stand alone optics, but, don't expect me or the retail buying public (informed) to pay government prices. I earn my money, the government uses my tax dollars with a careless attitude, besides, Bernacke can print what he wants, I don't have that option.

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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

Yes, they are expensive..Have you priced out the Mark 8?
Check this out. I think post #11 or so.

Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope
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Re: Is there a difference in a Nightforce and a Schmidt & Bender???

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Yes, they are expensive..Have you priced out the Mark 8?
Check this out. I think post #11 or so.

Sighting in my New Schmidt and Bender scope
I get the same service from Vortex, I actually returned a scope with issues, got a newer one and a couple hats and a discount coupon to boot, plus a phone call from them asking me if I was satisified with the service. For thousands less.

My hunting partner returned a Nikon Camo Muzzleloader scope because the ocular mag ring was very hard to rotate and got a new one in a week.

All manufacturers with the exception of the very cheapest offer a no questions asked, lifetime, transferable warranty, thats the industry standard. Good for the consumer I might add.

Nothing unique to S&B. For the price of the S&B, I'd want a scantily clad redhead of just barely legal age, dressed in skimpy attire to personally deliver my optic and mount it, excuse me, mount the scope, not me.......

Couple years back I ruined a turret on my Leupold LR Benchrest Fine duplex. It was entirely my fault and Leupold replaced not only the turret but the entire elevation mechanism, resealed the scope and sent it back and they paid the ship cost and sent me an extra knob to boot and that was before everyone offering the no frills money back guarantees.
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