S&B vs Zeiss

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Boman, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I've narrowed my choices to a S&B 3-12x50 Precision Hunter or a Zeiss Diavari 3-12x56. I'm interested in the zeiss because of the light weight of the scope also it now comes with a Lotutec coating on the lenses which repels water/oil. I don't care for the 56mm objective though. Which one do you think will be the toughest? I need a very sturdy scope that I can depend on. This rifle has chewed up a swarovski a line and an IOR tactical. I know the S&B is a great scope but haven't heard much on the high end Zeiss. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    Why rifle are you mounting it on? I would like to hear more about the Swarvo and IOR it tore up.
     

  3. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the above.

    I would vote S&B anytime;) Owned both only got the S&B now:cool:
     
  4. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    IMHO the S&B is a tough one to beat but one other to consider is the USO scope built with the low profile eyepiece and objective.. I have all of them and with new purchases it is a tough call...
     
  5. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to leave that little detail off..

    The rifle is a custom 6.5lb .340wby with a muzzle break.

    The Swaro scope was a 4-12x50 A line and a lense came loose. The IOR 4-14x50 wouldn't hold zero. Funny thing is I had a Bushnell 4200 4-16x50 on it for a few months and it held up perfectly. I wanted better glass so I went to the swaro.
     
  6. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    No tougher optics than USO or S&B.... Have used them on my big rifles for years with no issues.. Have had a Kahles and Loopy break before..
     
  7. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. Boss that's the stuff I was looking for. I had thought about USO but even the 1.8-10's are much heavier than the S&B's.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    New question: What rings are you guys using to bolt down your Schmidt and Benders?

    I was thinking Talley fixed. I didn't want to have to go to a tactical mount unless I have to.