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Thread: Any news from SHOT about the S&B 1-8x Short Dot?

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    Any news from SHOT about the S&B 1-8x Short Dot?

    I haven't seen any reviews on S&B this year and am very eagerly awaiting the 1-8 SD. Any info, photos, etc would be much appreciated.

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    I believe the reports that came out at SHOT is that it is still being tested, with an estimated release date being around August.

    I think because of the delay a fair number of folks are now considering the new Leupold Mk6 1-6 or 3-18. It looks to be an excellent choice and a very strong value in the low variable optic market. I know it grabbed my attention.

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    There was some stuff posted in one or more of the S&B threads in the optics section.

    The short version is they (S&B) is guesstimating a 2nd quarter 2012 release, and the price is up to $3500 from $2500-2600.

    I wouldn't get wrapped up in it. Keep in mind it was suppose to be released in August of 2010.

    Given the extremely small exit pupil noted by a few, I think a better option is to use a 2.5-10x and a RMR/RDS or something similar.

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    Patrick, wrong scope, the Mk6 1-6 and 3-18 aren't nearly the same thing as the 1-8x.

    That said, i guess no one uses the search function on this site anymore.

    But yes, price is up 1000 dollars, and it's not 2nd quarter, it's 2nd HALF of the year. Generally this is a euphemism for NOT LIKELY IN THIS YEAR.

    2013. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 dollars.
    "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titleist View Post
    Patrick, wrong scope, the Mk6 1-6 and 3-18 aren't nearly the same thing as the 1-8x.

    That said, i guess no one uses the search function on this site anymore.

    But yes, price is up 1000 dollars, and it's not 2nd quarter, it's 2nd HALF of the year. Generally this is a euphemism for NOT LIKELY IN THIS YEAR.

    2013. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 dollars.
    What's the new Leupold 1-6 that I'm thinking of? Not Mk6?

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    This is the one I was thinking of.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...bohg-QP1v9vDsA

    Seems to offer a lot of features at a good price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by d90king View Post
    What's the new Leupold 1-6 that I'm thinking of? Not Mk6?
    the new Leupold Mark 6 line includes the 1-6x and 3-18x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreconstructed View Post
    the new Leupold Mark 6 line includes the 1-6x and 3-18x
    That was my understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titleist View Post
    Patrick, wrong scope, the Mk6 1-6 and 3-18 aren't nearly the same thing as the 1-8x.

    That said, i guess no one uses the search function on this site anymore.

    But yes, price is up 1000 dollars, and it's not 2nd quarter, it's 2nd HALF of the year. Generally this is a euphemism for NOT LIKELY IN THIS YEAR.

    2013. Do not pass go. Do not collect 200 dollars.
    Thank for the info Titleist. I looked in the optics forum but not in the S&B 1-4x stickied thread. Sorry for the additional work to type it twice, that is annoying.

    I will likely wait and see what early adopters of the S&B have to say. I was similarly excited about the Leupy CQBSS and after having tried one I am glad I did not buy the Leupy.

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    The S&B was massively disappointing, which is a true shame. I really wanted it to be awesome. It wasn't.

    Seems like the 1-8x is just an elusive bar to hit. And I'll say the TMR version of the CQBSS is junk. The H27D version is in fact sort of awesome.
    "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

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