Location: SW Lower Mich
I am in the market for a high end rifle scope with a 1'' tube. Price under $2000.00
This market is dominated by the Europeans scopes but the Japanese might have somthing out there. Finding what's made in 1'' has been frustrating and time consuming.
So Far I found and really like the Schmidt & Bender 2.5-10x40 @ $1500.00
I don't want to go above 10x unless it has a low power of 1.5 to 2x. Like to keep the obj. end under 45mm, and doesn't need to be illuminated.
This scope will replace a Leupold VX-II, 2-7x33, on a T/C Omega Z5 muzzle loader.
I need more power, and better glass. My new hunting spot has ranges out to 200+ yds.
We shot and harvested a 9pt at 174 yds last season. But the Doe's will come in close.
Yes I realize that the scope will cost 5x the price of the gun. I take my deer hunting seriously. I hunt in a shotgun, muzzle loader only zone of Michigan.
I need more power than the normal shooter, as I'm cross eye dominate, and shoot from the weak eye shoulder. I close my good eye, hence I use MORE power than the normal shooter.