I bought a Mark 6 3-18x44 with the M5C2 turrets and TMR reticle. Here's a short overview of the features of the scope, and an admittedly, obviously, poorly designed and executed tracking test that nonetheless was rather illuminating.
There is an employee here. He might can help you with it. @Atrocity
Not to say i told you so but yeah the Mark 6 seems to be a gamble. Granted i only had a sample of one but upon digging it seemed it was a common theme. Given the positive reports of the Mark 5 i'd never have looked in the Mark 6's direction. Though i know it about equals your S&B in weight so that is what drew you to the MK6. ILya says he impressed so far which tells me it's not just my eyes and limited sample of the 5-25, the glass is good.
I traded my MK6 for an ERS and cash the guy who got it found out it wasn't tracking so he sent it to Leupold they changed out the M5B2 knobs to the M5C2 and fixed it for him.
Pretty much. The only other scope that compares to the Mk6 in size/weight for the features available is the March 3-24x52, and they appear to have their own set of issues, aside from costing a fair bit more than the Mk6
I saw the other threat before this one.... I am going to test mine when I get a chance. With the Horus reticle on shorter gas rifles that aren't shot much beyond 800, I just zeroed it and have held ever since.