Basically, are second hand high-end optics worth the risk?

This has rocked up:

Calibre/Item: Scope
Make: Schmidt & Bender
Model: PM2 5-25x56 MTC LT Tremor 2
Condition: Excellent
Advertised: 8/02/2019
Licence number: 406074456
Phone: 0418967848
Comment: Schmidt & Bender PM2 5-25x56 MTC LT CW with the popular Tremor 2 illuminated retcile and Tan colour. FFP scope with locking MTC Mil\MIL CW turrets. Scope in excellent condition except some minor scuff marks on turrets. Comes with original box and butlers creek covers. Postage will be $25

 It's the model I was after (Tremor 2) but is not normally available where I am.  Asking price is about 20% off retail...if & when it was available.

Thanks in advance,

Linz

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I don't have any experience with PM2s yet, but my Kahles K16i was second-hand (and a show demo at that, so you know those turrets got fucked with something fierce.)  I ended up with a stuck turret, and they fixed it as warranty work (in about 4 weeks, when they quoted, IIRC 12ish).

I'd have no qualms buying that PM2, either.

Joined: 30 May 2003                  Location: SE PA

Tan as in RAL8000 or tan as in Pantone?  No real difference in price.  I was looking at some places for you for a retail plus the bevy of them on the Hide. (you could build a shed with the number of 5-25s for sale there)

I have purchased almost all of my gear on the Hide and most of that was used.  I have ZERO issue with buying used optics there at least.  The discounts are huge at times and because of their initial cost, most are very well kept.  Add the large number of people who must have the latest and greatest at all times and why buy new?  There were two 5-25s there for $2100 and they would probably take $2k shipped (not your reticle).  I still think they are the gold standard in their category.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

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Tangent: John, is one or the other of pantone vs RAL8000 more desirable for some concrete enumerable reason(s)?  My unsophisticated eye says, "that's tan".

Joined: 30 May 2003                  Location: SE PA

hile posted:

Tangent: John, is one or the other of pantone vs RAL8000 more desirable for some concrete enumerable reason(s)?  My unsophisticated eye says, "that's tan".

Quite honestly, I do not know.  One matches the HK417 perfectly and I don't even know that.   I'm with you brother....it's tan.

I like my guns/optics like my coffee...black.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

HRH (Ret.) The Most Reverend Consig

Stupidity is not a skillset.

I AM GROOT.

 

 

 

 

 Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

I thought I had read (maybe in a google search that brought up posts on the hide) that the black anodized PM2s have a more durable finish than the others, but I don't have any experience to back it up. 

Joined: 30 May 2003                  Location: SE PA

It's mine & got a bit more off it for immediate sale.

Had a friend in the sellers city receive it for me: excellent condition bar the wear on the turret caps.

Now for the caps & Sphur...and since I now have a spare scope, I may as well throw a new rifle under it...along with mags, bag, brass, dies....

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