Schmidt & Bender optics...........My first stalking scope, an 8x56 fixed power non illuminated scope - hungarian. Couldn't figure out, after zeroing my rifle, (3 rounds in an inch & half square), after taking what I consider to be a perfect shot (heart/lung), I hit the deer in the spine!. Luckily it dropped and died on the spot. Disgusted at myself for the crap shot, next morning I rezeroed rifle, and it was found to be shooting, 7" high!... I thought i must of knocked it. That evening, out again. Took a shot at large Roe buck, 2" high and 5" to the left!. Luckily the deer was killed.
Went straight back on to the range, could not fire a group, using a box and a half of ammo. The guy that I stalk with had a go, he could't group either. Gun was returned with scope - scope faulty!. This was then replaced with S&B Zenith,......illumination then failed!........, anyone had similar problems with this make?.... How much do you have to spend to get so called 'german reliability'?..A case of emperors new clothes, I think!!