hello all, i am looking to upgrade my optics that are sat upon my Sako AII .243 that are currently simmons 3-9 X 42 with a 1" tube. this is vastly inferior to what i need for light gathering capabilities in low light stalking and occasional fox lamping.
i resarched the option of swarovskis and S&B's (second hand) but quickly gave up because i realised that they don't tend to crop up so often.
what do people think of this?
apparently Hawke cant charge S&B or swaro pricves because they do produce lower end crap aswell, is it that thier higher end products do have the same amount of quality and reliability as the german makes but cheaper because of the reputation.
with its 56mm objective lens and 30mm tube, will it offer me the high amount of light gathering capabilities that i am after, will it be reliable and accurate?