S&B question for Pete Lincoln

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jon2, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Pete

    This question is slightly out of context in terms of being related to long range hunting optics but i have always wondered what the difference is between the German and Hungarian made Schmidt and Benders.

    I have both and clarity of optics seems the same. Is there any difference in componentry/materials at all? Are they of comparable quality in general?

    Many thanks in anticipation of a reply.
     
  2. Chrismadrid

    Chrismadrid Well-Known Member

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    Jon - OK I'm poaching - but afaik (from S&B blurb) the difference is cheaper manpower. All S&B stuf makes it plain its teh same optics - But I'm sure Pete knows more.
     

  3. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Chris

    Thanks for the input and that is what i suspected
     
  4. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jon. The difference is the range of models to choose from. The Hungarian models have the same optical excellence as found i the classic line.
    It was the case that when S&B went from steel to alloy tubes, steel 1" scopes where still produced in Hungary, gradualy the Hungary plant has moved over to alloy and is producing a limited range of scopes, ( 6x42, 8x56 illum and nonillum ret) on 1" and 30mm alloy tubes. now S&B are developing the Zenith line more and more, maybe we will see the classic line of variables move to Hungarian production.
    Anyone in the market for a fixed scope ( 6 or 8) from S&B should look close at the Hungarian models,they are very good.
    Yes the hungarian scopes are made by slightly cheaper labour, but the quality of components are the same.
    Pete
     
  5. Jon2

    Jon2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input Pete. Thats all i need to know

    Cheers

    JB