Table of Contents
- Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Riflescopes: An Overview
- Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Models
- Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Reticles
- Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Specs
- Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Vs. Leica ER 3.5-14×42: Comparison
Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Riflescopes: An Overview
The Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Riflescopes are a rare breed of high-quality Schmidt & Bender scopes that are available at a retail price well below US$2,000. These Klassik 3-12×50 riflescopes are ideal for hunting and ranging, right from close-range to long-range (thanks to the 4x zoom factor – 3x to 12x magnification range).
The Classic variable-series riflescopes come in older Schmidt and Bender design, refined to provide hunters and shooters with enhanced rugged reliability and superb quality. These good-looking, no-nonsense riflescopes are available with illuminated or non-illuminated reticles, placed in First Focal Plane (FFP).
Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Riflescopes have proven capabilities of excellent performance at low-light conditions (especially during dawn and dusk) – the best time when the crepuscular animals (such as deers, bobcats, bears, rabbits, and desert animals) remain active. If you like twilight hunting of varmints, deers, and other games, you can definitely choose from the long line of scopes in the Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Rifle Scope series that come with a 50mm objective lens (offering excellent performance at dusk and dawn).
The slender form of these Klassic 3-12×50 scopes can be mounted at a rather low height. This helps in the aiming position of the hunters. Choose the most suited reticle, as per your need and buy the Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Scope well within the sweet-spot of US$2,000. You can also buy them at sale at around US$1,000.
Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Models
|MPNs||Reticle||Reticle Illumination||Focal Plane||Turret Adjustment|
|644-811-482-40-05A91||L3||Yes||FFP||1cm CW, BDC Elevation Turret|
|644-811-452-40-05A02||L9||Yes||FFP||1 cm click value, CW, Klassik Elevation Turret, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±60cm/100m|
|644-811-882-40-05A02||P3||Yes||FFP||1 cm click value, CW, Klassik Elevation Turret, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±60cm/100m|
|644-811-482-05-05A02||L3||Yes||FFP||1 cm click value, CW, Klassik Elevation Turret, ST ZS CT Windage Turret value, CW, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±60cm/100m|
|644-811-482-40-05A02||L3||Yes||FFP||1 cm Click Value, BDC Elevation, 1m/100m, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±15 MOA/100m|
|644-811-732-40-05A02||L7||Yes||FFP||1 cm Click Value, BDC Elevation, 1m/100m, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±60 cm/100m|
|644-811-732-05-05A02||L7||Yes||FFP||1 cm click value, CW, Klassik Elevation Turret, ST ZS CT Windage Turret, ±60cm/100m|
|844-811-432-05-05A02||A9||No||FFP||1 cm click value, CW, Klassik Elevation Turret, Klassik Windage Turret|
Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Reticles
L3 Reticle (Illum)
Schmidt Bender Klassik 3-12×50 Scope: Specs
Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Vs. Leica ER 3.5-14×42: Comparison
Both Schmidt Bender Classic 3-12×50 Scope and Leica ER 3.5-14×42 Riflescopes have excellent optical quality with low-light viewing capabilities. When tested on night-time optical chart, both the scopes got the highest rating the best-of-the-best scopes get, which is 8 rating.
In fact, both of them are highly durable. When tested two boxes of ammo by mounting them simultaneously on a light .338 Winchester Magnum, they did fine. If they weren’t durable enough, it wouldn’t have lasted even one box of ammo.
Since Klassik 3-12×50 Riflescope comes with a 50mm objective lens over 42mm objective of Leica ER 3.5-14×42, the Schmidt Bender scope provides a more clear view than that of Leica. S&B is the winner in this case, even if by a whisker.
Schmidt and Bender is a leading name in the hunting, tactical, and target-shooting optics category. Generally, its scopes (especially the Schmidt Bender PMII category) are high-end ones used by military and law-enforcement officers and operators all ove rthe world. Most of their products are available at a premium price. However, keeping the needs in mind about their expanding customer-base among the hunting and target-shooting community, they have come up with their high-quality Schmidt Bender 3-12×50 Klassik Riflescopes that come at a competitive price point around US$1,500. You can also get it at a street price of US$1,000 if you buy them on sale.