Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: S&B Scope - a bargain?

  1. #1

    S&B Scope - a bargain?

    Hi guys - just found this on eblag

    8x56 S&B, Hungarian - new, buy it now price 339 - UK seller, free p&p.

    If you are in the market for one it sounds like a good price.

    Just a thought though - don't blame me if its less than perfect, im just the messenger!



  2. #2
    whats the difference between these and the german ones then?
    also im not to keen on the reticle,
    what do you guys think?

  3. #3


    1shot1kill, ive got a s & b 8x56 with a 30mm tube its hungarian, i asked what the difference was & the gun shop owner said the only differance is that 1 is from germany & 1 is from hungry its the same scope,& an excellent one at that andy

  4. #4

    Hungarian Vs German

    I have asked a S&B salesman what the difference was.

    He confirmed all components are exactly the same.

    Skilled labour is cheaper in Eastern Europe.

    I have a S&B 8x56 Hungarian. Why pay an extra 200+ for it to say German on it instead of Hungarian, with no difference in quality!!!

  5. #5
    Regular Poster buck52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    England, a large country south of the Scottish Border
    I have seen this on ebay as well, its a 1" tube, but should still be fine, to me its hell of a deal, here is the link.

  6. #6

    S&B Hungarian

    The retail on these will go mental if the > price does not improve.

    I have 2 S&B scopes one german in 3-10x56 and a 8x56 fixed, both are tops

    The reticles are thicker european style for hunting not the paper puncher plex reticles of the USA.

    They take getting used to and whan zeroing @150m it can cover the point of exact aim but all in all excellent quality.

  7. #7
    You won't go wrong with one of these scopes, I have a Hungarian one and it's very good.
    was on the phone this morning to York Guns for a cleaning kit for it and out of interest I asked for a price on one 30mm tube------548

    I bought mine last May and it cost me 410 brand new
    Did not realise how much they have gone up.


  8. #8
    Hi i bought a s&b hungarian 8x56 last June before the euro went completely crackers im just so glad i did i love it to bits woodnt swap it ive taken shots from 100 yards to 230 it hasnt let me down.

  9. #9
    I bought a second hand 8X56 Hungarian about 18 months ago for 250. It has worked well for me and really is wonderful glass for that sort of money. I know that fixed magnification scopes are not exactly flavour of the day but it is ideal for me as there is nothing to fiddle with and I can have excellent glass for less than the cost of most of the low end variables.

    As others have said it will cover the precise point of aim at 100+ yards but for most purposes that isn't such a big deal.

    I would guess that I'd soon be able to sell it for more than I paid for it and I would certainly say that it is worth considering 2nd hand optics if they are coming from a reliable source.

  10. #10
    Just my ten penneth,
    back from Poland, boar shooting under the full moon over snow. A thick reticule would have actualy been very useful in those conditions! My duplex was just too thin to see against the side of a boar.

Similar Threads

  1. S&B scope
    By finnbear270 in forum Deer Stalking Equipment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 10:59
  2. S & B 4-16x50 scope
    By schmidtman in forum Optics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-10-2009, 19:53
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-10-2009, 16:19
    By foxhunter in forum Optics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-06-2009, 05:32
  5. S & B scope
    By MJR in forum Optics
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 28-03-2009, 22:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts