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    Lightweight stalking scope

    As the title says I'm after a lightweight scope, mainly for woodland stalking but will on the odd trip be out on the hills out to 300yards. I have a S&B 2.5-10x56 and am very happy with it but was looking at at 42-44mm lenses to keep the weight down. Not too bothered if it's illuminated or not.

    my eye has been caught by the Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 compact but have no experience of these. My other thought was a fixed focus 6x42.

    any help gratefully recieved.


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    Leupold 6x42 is about as light and strong as they get.

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    I've had the M8 6x42's. There used to be a few for coming up on ebay for around 150 but haven't seen too many lately. The current model is the FX-3 6x42 which is quite expensive new.

    The fine duplex is a nice reticle.
    Last edited by takbok; 20-09-2016 at 08:15. Reason: added links to used scopes

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    I've probably got the ideal solution for you which I'm just about to put up for sale!
    It's a Swarovski 8x50 Kurz (Short) with a No.4 reticule.
    Like this one, but with a 50mm objective:
    You may find a 6x42 slightly lacking out to 300 yards?
    Macleods of Tain have one for 575.
    Mine is pretty much mint condition with covers and boxed.
    Yours for 450 posted.
    I've had it on a 7x08mm light Steyr Scout which it was perfect for, but I really need an illuminated ret for last light woodland fallow.
    Let me know if interested?

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    Swarovski Z6 1.7-10x42 (non-illuminated) & as I have one I'm planning on selling I've dropped you a p.m.

    I also use a 6x42 & I'd have thought that 300 yards was stretching it a bit unless you were shooting elk.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 20-09-2016 at 09:14.

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    Schmidt and Bender 6x42 will do all you want, it will save you scratching around!
    Deer stalking and fly fishing opportunities in Devon

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    What about the Leica ERi 2.5-10x42? I've got one and it's excellent.

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    The little 3-9x36 Zeiss was a lovely little scope. Swarovski z3 in the same dimensions is also very nice and will do pretty much all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    The little 3-9x36 Zeiss was a lovely little scope. Swarovski z3 in the same dimensions is also very nice and will do pretty much all you need.
    I like the 3-9x36 Swaro so much I have 2...
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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