I hear what your saying mate your situation does sounds similar to mine. I'm down here in Australia and like you we pay a premium for scopes and anything gun related usually sometimes twice what the US pays. I have found some company's price better relative to the US then others. For example here the guy bringing in march scopes is a hall of fame benchrester and brings all his products for a reasonable price you can get a march for less than a Nightforce. In the US a vortex razor is well priced where as here not so much.Thank you.
Very serious and thoughtful words, you got me there.
IOR is very controversial, I saw that Uttings is naming that UK warehouse some times in the comments and that Rex did a bunch of vids, praising the IORs, that made me think a bit they way you mentioned here so cristal clear.
My problem is, that 2000 Euro is quite some money for me, and I want the best scope I can get for it (like we all do).
But now I´m stuck.
I wanted my Tikka to be a "all-utility-rifle", a rifle which can be used for serious target shooting AND hunting situations.
That this always leads to some compromises is clear to me.
For the scope specs, the 4-28x50 IOR would fit this bill almost perfect, as the Delta Stryker 4.5-30 or the Athlon Cronus 4.5-29 do.
Not to big, not to heavy, great zoom ranges, christmas tree reticles and so on.
IOR crap? Delta and Athlon completely unknown here.
Worth 2000 bucks?
None of the premium manufacturers has such scopes.
They seem to have low-magnification and high-magnification scopes, but not really something in the middle.
Well, there are some new ones like the 3-27 S&B or the 3-18 Kahles now, but those are 1000 Euro above my budget and the new Nightforces are almost double the price, with over 4000 Euro here.
My wife would kill me, and she would have the right to do so.
But I don´t really want to put an affordablbe but huge and heavy scope on this rifle.
That´s not my idea what it was meant for.
Thanks so far for your help.
Thanks to all of you.
I will go now and robb a bank or so.
So for me it pays to look very closely at march scopes based on local markets for you maybe someone there is bringing good in certain scopes for a reasonable price?? Make sure find out who they are do your homework.