I bought one of these scopes to go on my 243 about 18 months ago, and by and large find it a good scope. The build quality is certainly superb. But (there's always a but), there's one thing about it that niggles me. At ranges below about 50 metres I can't get both the reticle and the sight picture in focus at the same time, one or the other is always slightly blurred so I have to go for the compromise of having a focused picture with a slightly fuzzy reticle, using my eye muscles to focus the reticle as best I can.
The questions I have are:-
Do I have a problem with the scope?
Do I have a problem with my eyes?
Do I not have a problem, the 8x56 just wasn't designed to give optimum performance at such short range?
It's annoying really because my old Tasco Titan 3-12x52 will focus at shorter range than the Schmidt, even set on 8x mag.
I wonder if there are others out there with the same problems and questions who don't want to admit that they've spent more than half a grand on a scope they aren't entirely happy with?