Sakofan Budget's not a problem it's the qaulity that is, my rifles get used and sometimes abused a bit.
Pete I have three friends who swear by Nightforce but they have all had problems with them loosing zero and had to have them repaired. Not holding zero is something that I have never had with my S&B's on any of my rifles it's just a shame S&B don't make a fixed power 16x or something near.
I am struggling with this same question, what 16x scope to put atop my new 338 Rum when it is completed next month. I am worried about scope failure from recoil. Will most likely use a S&B 4x16 precision hunter/PM2 or a Leupold MK4 16x. I have both of these scopes on other rifles but not of this caliber. I am sure there would not be a problem but I have this thought stuck in the back of my mind. Am I worried about nothing? Thanks, Nathan