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I narrowed my choices for a 8x56 illuminated reticle scope down to a Docter or Schmidt & Bender. Ive heard that they use the same lenses and coatings, does this sound right? Has anyone compared the 2?  It wont be on a big recoiling rifle, so I dont need big eye relief or strength, just best at night. Has any one compared the Docter scope with the Schmidt and bender?
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No, I have not. Any-one else?Mouth%20Taped%20Shut
I thought the Doctor and the Zeis scopes were out of the same stable???


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Docter is Aus Jena (sp?) one of the old Zeiss WWII plants that was in the eastern zone.  They are no longer a part of Zeiss, that does not mean they do not buy Zeiss stuff.   S&B normally does things in house for maximum quality control, including grinding and coating, which is why they charge extra. 
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CR500, I have no experience whatsoever with Docter scopes, but I can tell you that S&B owns its own lens manufacturer, and no other scope manufacturer uses their glass or coatings. 
 
Is Docter even still in business?
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Yes, Docter is still in business. I think the new company name is Analytik Jena. They have changed their importers here in the U.S. Merkel U.S.A. is now the official importer. I wish I could have gotten in on that !
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