| Rich Coyle wrote:|
The one who sees the hardest to spot wins.
You guys seemed to miss something very important. The same eyes that looked through the Nightforce looked through the Swarovski and Bushnell.
This is for the original poster, by way of Rich.
Mr. Coyle, herein lies the problem:
1. You rely on soft measures.
2. You "assume" that your stated corrected 20/15 vision is the same as someone else's (corrected or not) perfect or "better than perfect" vision.
First, soft measures like "The one who sees the hardest to spot wins" demonstrate your lack of capacity to deal with a test that is quantitative and qualitative. Likewise, many of your evaluations have included other soft measures that cannot be attributed to the optic but can be attributed to the combination of YOUR EYES and the optic. (In low light, more magnification gives better detail - remember that gem?) There is an "average eye" and there is the exception. You eyes, as stated previously and in great detail, are the exception. You do not see things like the rest of the sighted community.
To the original poster, I have been told a $300 scope has glass just as good as a $3000 scope - and been told this more than once. The teller fits a very specific profile: not well educated in optics, not well educated in basic sciences, and always with ulterior motives.
Glass evaluations can be incredibly biased and incredibly inaccurate, just be aware.
As for 1/8th value clicks, it becomes more important at very long ranges; at most ranges, it is a pain in the ass with no real benefit. I;d stick with 1/4MOA unless you plan to build and shoot a 1/4MOA gun and shoot it out to a mile.