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S&B Stratos

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 pm

Euro optic have a couple on special at prices that will make you go :o :o

Trouble is, nowhere on either their site or S&Bs are the weights. The 1.5-8x looks ideal for a .375h&h but is it really a 650g behemoth? (As listed on another sellers site)

http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/produ ... ratos.html



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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Kgi » Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm

How do you go with getting stuff over to Australia? Much in the way with restrictions? Obviously anything over the 1k mark gets duty slapped on top

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by secondtry » Wed May 30, 2018 5:37 pm

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 pm
Euro optic have a couple on special at prices that will make you go :o :o

Trouble is, nowhere on either their site or S&Bs are the weights. The 1.5-8x looks ideal for a .375h&h but is it really a 650g behemoth? (As listed on another sellers site)

http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/produ ... ratos.html
I'd be surprised if it weighed any less. Even the 1-4 could do double duty as a war club. For me 2 to 8 x42 would be the ideal mag range, but alas manufacturers don't cater to markets of one.

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Central Vic » Wed May 30, 2018 5:58 pm

secondtry wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 pm
Euro optic have a couple on special at prices that will make you go :o :o

Trouble is, nowhere on either their site or S&Bs are the weights. The 1.5-8x looks ideal for a .375h&h but is it really a 650g behemoth? (As listed on another sellers site)

http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/produ ... ratos.html
I'd be surprised if it weighed any less. Even the 1-4 could do double duty as a war club. For me 2 to 8 x42 would be the ideal mag range, but alas manufacturers don't cater to markets of one.
They nearly do with the Summit. I have one and it’s a nice piece of glass. About 1400 aud new.

http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/produ ... ummit.html

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by 9.3x64 » Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm

Kgi wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
How do you go with getting stuff over to Australia? Much in the way with restrictions? Obviously anything over the 1k mark gets duty slapped on top
Order today if under 1k.
From July 1 GST applies to items under 1k.
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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Kgi » Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 am

9.3x64 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Kgi wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
How do you go with getting stuff over to Australia? Much in the way with restrictions? Obviously anything over the 1k mark gets duty slapped on top
Order today if under 1k.
From July 1 GST applies to items under 1k.
Sorry to hijack the thread but I'm wanting to know if they actually post to Australia and how much it costs to ship? Cheers

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Central Vic » Thu May 31, 2018 2:22 am

Kgi wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 am
9.3x64 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Kgi wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
How do you go with getting stuff over to Australia? Much in the way with restrictions? Obviously anything over the 1k mark gets duty slapped on top
Order today if under 1k.
From July 1 GST applies to items under 1k.
Sorry to hijack the thread but I'm wanting to know if they actually post to Australia and how much it costs to ship? Cheers
They do. Probably about $60 aud. That’s what I paid for a Zeiss scope a while back.

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 am

Kgi wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:58 am
9.3x64 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Kgi wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
How do you go with getting stuff over to Australia? Much in the way with restrictions? Obviously anything over the 1k mark gets duty slapped on top
Order today if under 1k.
From July 1 GST applies to items under 1k.
Sorry to hijack the thread but I'm wanting to know if they actually post to Australia and how much it costs to ship? Cheers
I bought one off them at a similar Memorial day sale price last year.
Shipped DHL, DHL here shipped it back due to a "no gun parts" policy, EO shipped it again via USPS and it sat in limbo for about a month until I got the letter from ABF wanting a customs declaration, GST, and $90 for the privilege of them pulling it out of the mail stream :roll:
Still cheaper than local pricing.

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Thu May 31, 2018 4:14 am

secondtry wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 pm
Euro optic have a couple on special at prices that will make you go :o :o

Trouble is, nowhere on either their site or S&Bs are the weights. The 1.5-8x looks ideal for a .375h&h but is it really a 650g behemoth? (As listed on another sellers site)

http://www.schmidtundbender.de/en/produ ... ratos.html
I'd be surprised if it weighed any less. Even the 1-4 could do double duty as a war club. For me 2 to 8 x42 would be the ideal mag range, but alas manufacturers don't cater to markets of one.
2,5-10x56 Zenith with Flashdot is only 20g heavier at 670g :shock:

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by SPEEDY » Thu May 31, 2018 4:17 am

S&B are damn heavy scopes, much more then needed and IMO aimed more at the stand shooter then at the stalker.
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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by TheoR8 » Thu May 31, 2018 4:43 am

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 4:11 am
I bought one off them at a similar Memorial day sale price last year.
Shipped DHL, DHL here shipped it back due to a "no gun parts" policy, EO shipped it again via USPS and it sat in limbo for about a month until I got the letter from ABF wanting a customs declaration, GST, and $90 for the privilege of them pulling it out of the mail stream :roll:
Still cheaper than local pricing.
Did you import a scope or drugs lol. :lol: :lol: :lol: :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Kgi » Thu May 31, 2018 3:48 pm

Contacted euro optic and they won't post to Australia anymore...

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Thu May 31, 2018 4:19 pm

Kgi wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Contacted euro optic and they won't post to Australia anymore...
Well they've also just started an Australian outlet, and a few of us predicted that that would mean they would restrict exports to us :cry:

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by sav338 » Thu May 31, 2018 4:56 pm

Euro optics have been great to deal with and buy from. Now they will be hit with a %10 tax on anything over $1000.
I hope Europtic au will follow suit with our us brethren and not gauge us like our LGS do ?

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Re: S&B Stratos

Post by TheoR8 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:32 pm

Kgi wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Contacted euro optic and they won't post to Australia anymore...
Just scopes or everything?? :handgestures-thumbup:

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