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Hello to this forum.

Im from Scandinavia and looking for a new (Europe) rifle scope.

I have read A LOT about which brands to pick and prices and so on..

After looking around i have found 2 that fit my price range.

S&B Classic 3-12x50 or Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50.

Any advice? Its going on a 308Win. and will be hunting In daylight but also dusk and dawn. Maybe seldom night hunting.



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Okay i have decided to go with Zeiss. What model would you choose?

Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50

Zeiss Divari Z or MC?

Im a bit confused about some of their models. Some says T and some Z and some MC and some Classic..
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New Zeiss HD5  3-15x42 more bang for the buck over the Duralyt with better coatings at less money.
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HD5 is not sold in EU and will not be sold.


From the above I can say the following things.


S&B Classic

- more rugged, reliable than Duralyt

- has 1 focal plane reticles that are nice and night time only illumination (if you go with an illuminated reticle)

- tracks much better and holds the position of the reticle better. 

- it is at the same time heavier and bigger


Duralyt

- has better edge sharpness 

- stronger and better illumination dot 

- it is smaller and lighter



If I am honest I would not choose any one of them in this price range. For the same price I would suggest 3 choices:

- if you don't need illuminated reticle: Kahles Helia C 2.5-10x50

- if you hunt mostly wild boar at night: Kaps Illuminated 2.5-10x56

- if you hunt red deer and a lot also in the mountains: Docter Classic 2.5-10x48

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