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Hi,

Here in Europe we have quite a large market of old classic Euro scopes (Zeiss, Swarovski, Kahles, S&B, Docter...). 

I was wondering how these scopes compare to modern ones? For example, you can get a used Swarovski Habicht 2,2-9x42 Nova for $550 (just one that caught my eye).

What would be a modern equivalent? 

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No seriously, no one can comment on old Euro scopes?
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I´m using quite a lot of old Euro scopes (as I come from Europe).
 
Especially at night time they´re hard to beat - good glass, often with sufficient coarse reticles.
There´s not many scopes that will outperform an old german/austrian 8x56 when the darkness sets in.Wink
 
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Yes, a lot of people around here would recommend me old 8x56 scopes for low light - basically I'm interested in practical signs of advance in optics.

A friend of mine has an old Swarovski 6x42 scope on his Mauser rifle. It's a neat scope and although it's almost entirely lost its original paint it is optically very nice. 

I did however notice a strange yellowy tone to the image.

Still neat though.


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The yellow tone on some scopes comes with age, I wish I could age as gracefully as an old scope, without turning yellow that is....
 
A scope in reasonable nick from e.g. Kahles, Zeiss could be sent to service. It´s not free but the scope will be as new.
 
My oldest scope is a Hensoldt Diatal 4x32, it´s still crisp and clear and usable.
 
 
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Thanks for the info.
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