Re: Ultra highend optics: Schmidt Bender vs. others and some perspective
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Have some old scopes that are pretty sad optically compared to the current stuff, but they still let me hit what I am aiming at. Anybody remember the all-steel Weaver K4 and K6's, or the long tube Redfield 12x with the left-side turret, decades before its time since side parallax turrets are common nowadays.
Hopefully nobody thinks the guys mentioning their high-dollar scopes are looking down on guys who cannot afford them. I remember when a scope was a scope, whether it was a forty dollar Banner or a fancy Scopechief - never knew a thing about turret reliability or accuracy - once I zeroed my rifle three inches hight at one hundred yards that scope was NOT touched.
Every so often I take out one of the oldies and shoot it, just to bring me back to those days when twenty five hundred dollars bought a new car, not a rifle scope
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All of that is just exactly true.
$2,500 bought very, very fine car. $400.00 bought a very, very fine scope. Three inches high at 100 killed everything.
If Pete likes S&B that is fine with me. I buy what I like and I shoot what I like and sometimes I hit something and sometimes I don't.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club