They are....... Awesome! The ER 25 and LR 17 are still great scopes. I don't really know what you are trying to say. Scopes are like ice cream. Everyone likes a different flavor. Just because scopes are older doesn't mean you can't use them or they aren't better than a new scope. Just ask all the Premier and Mark 4 guys. So because an ER 25 is older than a Vortex PST II do you think it is a lesser quality scope? I would take an ER 25 any day over most other brand new scopes.
Ive shot an old st10 next to lots of newer scopes. And yes, I can tell the difference in the glass, the turrets, the tracking, etc. There's a reason the USOs are expensive. A machined tube is more expensive than a casting. An American engineer is more expensive than a Chinese engineer.
Yea, I'll be keeping my st-10.
I just pre ordered a new FDN17x from US Optics. $2174 shipped with the first responder discount.
Alright we better quit, I got banned for 2 weeks and accused of "Trolling" last time I posted on this thread. I'm gonna silence notifications from this one, leaving with some eye candy with failing reticles...