Now that he is gone, we can get back to constructive dialogue. These are some of the things I have noticed being that I own both scopes in question
- Zero Stop - I love the fact that it can be set wherever you want it. No being constrained by 3-4 clicks below.
- Turret legibility - The DT turrets on my Bender have markings that are spaced too close together. The NF turret engraving is legible in all conditions
- Range of magnification - The S&B is really a 7-25 versus a 5-25. The NF is a true 7-35X. It is very nice to have when you need it.
- Illumination - Much nicer. No barnacle control and two colors.
- MIL C Reticle - Totally agree that reticles are a personal preference but this reticle is very well thought through. Much more usable than the Gen II XR on my Bender and I like that one as well.
- Diopter setup and Parallax Adjustment - It is much easier to do. The NF diopter takes considerably longer and the parallax is much more sensitive than the Schmidt
- Image clarity and Contrast - I think it is DAMN close but I will give the S&B this one. Contrast is a little better and low light performance is a little better but as Frank points out, we are splitting hairs.
- Turret feel - The DT turrets are crisper than the NF. I thought this was a let down when I purchased the NF. I thought they would move too easily if bumped but that has not been the case. In the end, the S&B is crisper (tactile).