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    Scope manufacturers' warranties

    It must be worth having a thread of current warranty periods and comment for the multi-various brands of scopes in use with SD members ; the well known and the less well known.

    I've been using recently :

    Bushnell, limited lifetime
    Nikon, full lifetime (non-electronic component scopes)
    Schimdt & Bender, 30 years
    Optima, can't remember if there ever was one, 35 years on still in perfect working order.

    There must be a score or more makes in current use. S

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    olivon L/ life
    sightron L/life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spix View Post
    It must be worth having a thread of current warranty periods and comment for the multi-various brands of scopes in use with SD members ; the well known and the less well known.

    I've been using recently :

    Bushnell, limited lifetime
    Nikon, full lifetime (non-electronic component scopes)
    Schimdt & Bender, 30 years
    Optima, can't remember if there ever was one, 35 years on still in perfect working order.

    There must be a score or more makes in current use. S
    I was informed recently that Schmidt & Bender now only offer a 2 year warranty, Don't know if this is correct though

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    Swarovski are 10 years now
    Doctor 30 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by limey View Post
    I was informed recently that Schmidt & Bender now only offer a 2 year warranty, Don't know if this is correct though
    Didn't stop you buying one then ?

    S&B 30 years, within the first 10 years manufacturer covers materials and labour. S

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    One I found recently, but no direct experience :

    Konus, limited lifetime replacement. Good for a budget scope manufacturer ? S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spix View Post
    Didn't stop you buying one then ?

    S&B 30 years, within the first 10 years manufacturer covers materials and labour. S
    I didn't say it would stop me buying one did I?
    Just repeating what I was told by Local RFD who sell Schmidt & Bender along with all major brands of scopes

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    MINOX come with a 30 year warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by limey View Post
    I was informed recently that Schmidt & Bender now only offer a 2 year warranty, Don't know if this is correct though
    I think but I may be wrong that the two years only refers to the electronics of the illuminated reticle, the rest of the scope has a much longer warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    I think but I may be wrong that the two years only refers to the electronics of the illuminated reticle, the rest of the scope has a much longer warranty.
    You could be right mate, I was told most of the big name scopes are now coming with a shorter warranty, because none of manufacturers want to hold spares in stock for the long warranty periods previously offered

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