Schmidt & Bender is known for high quality glass, and their new line of hunting scopes is no exception. With their Flash Dot technology, you can get a red dot of varying brightness which is very useful depending on the weather. What was unique to this line is the new programmable illumination unit which has a one-touch button for “moon” and “sun” conditions.
The Stratus line has an automatic shutdown feature where the user can choose the number of hours before shutdown with no use. Another neat feature is that the scope can detect when it is lying down and not being used, so it will auto-shutdown that way too. No more running your scope battery out in its case.
Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.