Well i've bit the bullet, expensive one at that! just made the switch over on my Scope to a New Zeiss HT 2.5-10x50. The S&B ironically also 2.5-10x50 has been a faithful servent since going on my rifle from new some 12 years back. I suppose like many others I have been swept'd up in the media hype with regards the current "Must" have illuminated scope syndrome. I'm sure i'm not alone, taking off the S&B i felt a real twinge of guilt, almost a sense of betrayel. On mounting the Zeiss in good day light, then looking through both scopes,no noticable difference! Haha if anything i prefered the familarity of the Owd S&B, then again supposed that is to be expected.
However its the illumination that caught my attention and swayed my descion, aside from UK Deer Stalking, I hope to go to Europe again and possibly further afeild too Hunt/stalk Wild boar amongst other game.
Anyone made a similar switch from a quality non illuminated for similar reasons, did the investment pay off in due course? Was there any occasion You belive your illuminated scope made the difference.The moneys been spent now,so no going back. Sad in reality the S&B un-likely to go on my rifle again, I shoot with a Sauer 202 and I have the two calibre barrels i belive cover all my forseeable needs, another rifle(rimmy aside) aside simply not required and could not justify it, work & family ties depict the number of days Hunting.
Started the thread purely out of interest to hear other Folks experiances.