I don't think there are restrictions but I'm not sure. I have purchased a number of scopes from Euro Optics (S&B, Premier etc). I have also bought a scope off the classifieds here (a USO), but that was some time ago. I have a standing order with a vendor for the Minox as soon as it comes back into stock - could be as late at September though so if I can find an alternative in the interim I'll jump on that.What are the laws regarding shipping a used scope from the US to Aus? If the ZCO is as good as they say it is I may replace my Minox with one, I also have my eye on the new Steiner M7Xi 4-28x56 and hoping it will be less than $4k... I love my Minox and it would take one impressive scope to replace it, but these two are on my hotlist right now.
I suppose I should have clarified, this is a list of scopes that will become available in 2018 or announced in 2018, there are some great scopes launched last year but the Hide polling only allows 10 entries.
With SHOT wrapping up this week and several new scopes being displayed along with a new manufacturer that promises alpha quality, which scopes are you most excited about this year. I wanted to include the Revic PMR428 as well even though it was introduced last year, I can see these scopes picking up some steam in 2018 especially once the mil version is available.
New information has recently come out that Tangent Theta, after years of begging and pleading from the community, are going to release a new reticle, unfortunately, the Hide's poll limits you to 10 items only so unfortunately I could not include the TT in the poll but I'm assuming it would have had a lot of interest/votes as well.
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In the past month both Kahles and Steiner have announced new long range scopes that weren't mentioned at SHOT, not quite sure why Kahles and Steiner would not have mentioned anything at SHOT as that is typically where the buzz happens, but for whatever reason they decided to wait and have now announced what could be some real contenders in the long range market. Honorable mention goes to March with their new Genesis 6-60x56 FFP ELR scope (which is really not for this market but definitely y6an ELR option) and to the Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR II Pro (which still has no specs other than it will probably be the exact same as the existing DMR II but get the ED Prime glass treatment). Here are specs on the scopes with the Minox ZP5 5-25x56 and Vortex AMG 6-24x50 as bookends to show a comparison of specs:
- Athlon Ares ETR 4.5-30x56
- Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30x50
- EOTech Vudu 5-25x50 Ultra Short
- Kahles K318i 3.5-18x50 Ultra Short
- Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18x44 Ultra Short
- Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56
- Schmidt & Bender with MSR2 reticle
- Steiner with MSR2 reticle
- ZCO ZC420 4-20x50
- ZCO ZC527 5-27x56
- Revic PMR 4.5-28x56
- Tangent Theta Gen III XR reticle?
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ILya has good praise for the 4.5-30 for what it offers for the price. Hoping to get a distributor for North America. Ever since the Razor Gen II LOW seems to be a very busy manufacturer.I have been seeing alot on the Polish Delta Optics made w/Japanese glass. 2 models I am interested in are the Delta Stryker 4.5-30×56 FFP,.and the 2FP 5-50×56 both w/34mm tubes. £1382 at OPTICS WAREHOUSE.