I am a newbie, and purchased a Super Sniper 10x42M as my first scope. Im sure the scope exceeds any of my capabilities.
But after reading so many posts (here and other boards) about how much better the more expensive scopes are, I find myself doing research on other scopes.
One day I might invest in another scope.
I am just finding it hard to get a consensus on scopes. Here are some observations:
-Leupolds are supposed to be great, but I've seen so many posts on their problems. I hardly ever read about problems with Super Snipers.
-I would think variable powered scopes would be more expensive to make, but they are cheaper to buy?
-I read anout Nightforce thinking they were among the best. Still very mixed reviews out there.
-Only scope to have unanimous praise are the S&B's.
-I see that optics quality isnt the most important thing in the world.
I used to work in medical optics and photography, and in my experience, Leica and Zeiss make the best glass, period.
Nikon is damn good, but not as good as the above. Not sure about Swar as Ive never used their products.
But from reviews, Nikon, Leica and Zeiss dont seem to be at the top of anyone's lists.
So what I'm wondering is, what are the best scopes out there? I know its a pointless question, but I am interested in the event that I win the lottery and have to recklessly spend all my money.