Hi all. Not sure if this has been done before, but looking at scopes at the moment and wondering what you get for your money with a S&B classic 8x56 compared to a similar priced Vortex scope that offers variable mag, illuminated reticle and loads of adjustability. Is the glass in the S&B really that good? Or conversely so poor in the vortex that they need to offer loads of extras.
I like simplicity, and the S&B couldn't be much simpler, but I like the variable adjustment and illumination in the vortex as well. I also can't find a dealer within 200miles that stocks both so can't do a comparison myself. Does anyone have any views or experience with them?