Hi guys, I visited the Show on the final Sunday and was impressed by many of the stands
The Blaser stand was right in line with the main entrance, I was pleased to find that you were actually encouraged to pick up and handle the rifles and shotguns that they had on display. This was a welcome change from a lot of the other stands where the rifles/shotguns had key locks which effectively just bolted them directly to the display stands (though no doubt you could probably ask to have one unlocked to look at)
Schmidt and Bender had a very impresive stand also with a vast array of scopes available to try on rifle blanks, they also had duplicates of many of the models on display which cut down on the time it took to get a look through many of the scopes there.
Having looked at Zeiss and Swarovski RF binoculars on their respective stands, I was also hoping to get a look through the latest Leica Geovid HD-B Rangefinding binoculars. I eventually managed to track down a pair on one stand, when I asked to have a look through them however, I was told that unfortunately there were no batteries in them, they were priced at £2600. I would hazard a guess that most people shelling out that kind of money would actually like to try out the laser rangefinding function before deciding on buying a pair!
The free to enter prize draw area was an improvement on previous years also, with entries being entered on IPad type devices instead of filling in entry forms in pen and then having to post them in entry boxes after searching out each of the individual stands...... Have any SD members won anything I wonder?
What about your visit? How did you find the show?