Premier or S&B?

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    Premier or S&B?

    Trying to decide between these 2 outstanding scopes. Any opinions? Will be for 338LM. Thanks.

    1)Premier Heritage 5-25x56mm Tactical with Gen 2 XR reticle

    2) Schmidt Bender PMII 5-25x56 L/P P4 Fine MRAD MTC CCW
    I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Have had both and still have 2 S&Bs. Like the S&B better due to knobs and reticle. Both tracked perfectly and have great glass.

    Don't get the MTC. They are more of a pain than anything. Tough to get to .1 or .2 mils when going past them either way. Unless you are shooting in pitch black in combat it's not needed.

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    Rob,
    Thanks for the reply. Does the MTC actually require more "pressure" to turn at each mil, or is it just a louder "click" at every mil?
    I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    More pressure. It's like it drops into a deeper notch. That's why it's tougher to get to the .1 or .2 mil marks as with the extra pressure you usually overshoot them. I am sure with some practice you can get better with it but I don't see it as a useful feature. I believe the Premier can be had without it as well.

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    Rob, thanks again. Just one last question. Are the MTC turrets still double turn?
    I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Yes they are. I don't believe the S&B MTC knob 5-25s are on the market yet but I could be wrong. The S&B MTC feels a little lighter to me than the Premier but it could have been the certain scope.

    Here's Mike at CS Tactical's vido on it and you can see the locking turret and the pop up to show you are on the second turn.
    http://www.cstactical.com/Magazine/Shot ... -5-25.html

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    I've got the S&B 5-25x56 PMII on my .338 Lapua and I love it.

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    Inkognito,
    Did you go with the MTC option? And if so, how do you like it?
    I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    I've got the exact Premier scope your inquiring about and I LOVE it! I actually like the MTC turrets but that just me. In my opinion many of these options discussed come down to personal preference. I haven't been able to find a single fault with the scope yet...simply awesome. However I have no doubt that the S&B is every bit as nice of a scope.

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    I have the model Premier your asking about. I like the MTC turrets but truthfully I don't dial my dope. I use holdovers. Either scope is great but I picked the Premier because I like the Gen II XR reticle and I prefer to buy american when I can.
    Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you.

    Sum dominus fati: sed sum princeps meae.

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