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The best scopes in the world?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by superpunchy, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. superpunchy

    superpunchy Member

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    I'm looking for the very finest rifle scope that money can buy. Who makes some of the very best in the world? Price is no object and money is no object...
     
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    Care to adopt a son?
     
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    what are you going to do with it? tactical? target? hunting?
     
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    Schmidt & Bender
     
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    there was a centurian 23hr scope with image intensifier technology.

    i cant remember where i saw it but it was less than 6k$$$

    which is great compared to the 9900.00 ive seen it at before.

    are you interested in night capability, or just super clear daylight optics?

    power?
     
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    Drop 2 grand on a Nightforce, S&B, Swaro, etc. and you'll probably like looking through it.:)
     
  9. Savage Shooter

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    I dream of hearing myself say that after winning the lottery.:what: I think I might drop dead right now:eek:

    I second that:D
     
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    S&B, Nightforce, Premier, and USO are probably the best known of the "ultimate" scope makers.
     
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    The Hubble telescope, actual cost vary though...between $4.5 to $6 billion dollars. :neener:
     
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    Sorry, doesn't fit the criteria:
    :neener:
     
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    I like Swarovski.....but every time it gets mentioned ten guys come along saying their $75 Simmons is just as good and I wasted my money....
     
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    This thread needs more poll, but I vote Schmidt & Bender with USO right there with them.
     
  15. Uncle Mike

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    :D I can offer the ones we sell as a guide, give what our ...'well off' customers have to say.:D

    Hensoldt-
    Schmidt and Bender Zenith-
    Kahles Helia CL, KK-
    Ziess Victory-
    Swarovski-
    US Optic-
    Meopta-
    Ziess Conquest-
    Luepold VX-7 Series-(only)
    Trijicon Accupoint-
    Nightforce-

    just a quick synopsis of what has sold the most and or best in its class and price point, this is not to say that this list is law and gospel, only what has transpired for us this past year. ( not the Hensoldt)

    There are some really N I C E equipment on that list.... I would give the left one for one of those Hensoldts. .:banghead:

    :D
     
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    i am going to have to put another vote in for the premier heritage. will have a full review of this scope in a couple weeks. can't wait.
     
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    HAAAAAHAAAHHAAA!!! Wow now that is a good one.


    But seriously Tasco is the best ;)
     
  20. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    March scopes are supposed to be danged good:

    http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2008/02/16/march-unveils-50x-and-60x-target-scopes/


    But this list, with my bolded emphasis, ain't too shabby:


    And then this is written below:

    Ya think? No one's been able to afford it yet. :) Seriously, that's pretty much the ultimate scope for hunting by moonlight, which is legal in most of Europe (night hunting).
     
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    It's got to have image stabilization at least.
     
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    From my own personal research, S&B is the best all around, but not by a big enough margin to make it worth the extra cost. If you can afford one this would be the choice. Zeiss, Swarvoski, Kahles, etc. are right up there and will serve well.

    In the late 90's, Steiner made a higher end scope to compete with these. I was able to compare the above mentioned to the Steiner at one time except for the S&B. I chose the Steiner as the best optic for me at that time and I was not on a budget. It was just simply the best for the money at the time. It was around $1,200 if my memory serves me. It is still my best scope but I have other Zeiss's and Swarvoski's I like almost as much.

    Steiner made the ultra fine lenses and then contracted with Leopold to maufacture the scope to their specs much higher than Leopold's.

    I have never found a used one but I have read a number of accounts of people picking these up in gun shops and gun shows used and bargain basement prices. They were amazed at the clarirty and light gathering capabilities of them and took a cheap gamble not knowing anything about them but the Steiner name. Only to get home and get on the web to find out they had purchased a very fine optic for almost nothing.
     
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    I would say that a scope is no good at all if it is too expensive for you to be willing to use it.
     
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    Even if I was bill gates I would use a Leupold.
     
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    Whats better Nightforce or USO??
     
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