Zeiss or Schmidt and Bender?

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Gm81

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At this level and money. You have to go and look. It’s down to your eyes and what you like.
Then the finer details like finish, reticle and turret styles.
I don’t think any one would blame equipment in either brand.
For me. I went Zeiss.
 

dunwater

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Hi gang! im changing the scope for my 6.5, i have a burris on it at the mo, but withthe dollar being low now i think il go for a more expensive model, which of the above is better? or are they both equally as good? im leaning more towards the zeiss....
Be careful. I have a Zeiss conquest bought in America and its not covered by the Zeiss guarantee in Europe.they say it's a us only spec and they can't get parts.
I can send it to the USA for repair but it can't be mailed back.
 

deeangeo

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Zeiss are good, but after sales service much poorer than either S&B or Swarovski (Service 2nd to none).
Of the two, S&B either Hungarian or German every time.
 

Koenig

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I like my S&B 8x56mm (H) for UK deer type stalking. As previously said, it’s really and I mean really well put together. You’ll be thankful of this if you drop it or ding it. My stalking buddy uses a Zeiss (variable) which he rates highly, that said he does a lot of longer range stuff in RSA. This is where the Zeiss comes into its own more. I am confident out to 200+ metres with the S&B which I think is all you really need unless in the Highlands. In practice this means minimal holdover etc which makes for simplicity-which is good in my view.
 

nathan83

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11 year old thread and if he got an S+B then its probably out of warranty, remember the S+B hunting scopes only have a 10 year warranty so not always the best buy (although Ive got 2)
 

deeangeo

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11 year old thread and if he got an S+B then its probably out of warranty, remember the S+B hunting scopes only have a 10 year warranty so not always the best buy (although Ive got 2)

Really? I didn’t know that.
But they still service them FOC and only charge for parts if required. .. ?
 

nathan83

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Im not sure exactly how it works now, I think the PMII has an even shorter warranty period, if buying second hand its worth emailing them to ask how long the warranty is
 

User00003

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Really? I didn’t know that.
But they still service them FOC and only charge for parts if required. .. ?
I doubt that tbh! I'm quite sure it's pay as you go...I still think S&B are the top of the industry's list fwiw, and why wouldn't you pay for servicing, I can't imagine someone taking their car for servicing after 10 years and expecting the garage to do it FOC!!!
 

Cyres

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If it is still for sale on here a Zeiss Diavari 6/24/56mm illum. Absolutely superb bit of glass with stunning optics. Sadly no longer made. For bomb proof built then a S@B PM 2.

Must say if budget is tight then a Delta Titanium is the scope to buy.

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JH83

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Schmidt easily. They don’t throw money into ‘pro hunters’ or host giant press events, they rely on reputation to sell their products. A friend is an army officer and said he saw one dropped from a helicopter from height and was functional, and kept zero. That’ll do for me! I’ve had several, currently on a 4-16 Klassik.
 
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