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    Swarovski 2.5-10x56 vs Swarovski Z6 2-12x50?

    All,

    I'm looking at upgrading my Swarovski 6x42 on my .270 and just wondering if anyone could advise me on the relative merits of the above 2 scopes as I'm abroad and can't compare in person. Basically will there be much difference in light transmission between the 50 and 56?
    I was looking for an illuminated reticle but nothing seems to be available at the moment within my price range and the above two are currently advertised.
    Thanks is advance,
    T.
    Last edited by TASR12; 08-10-2010 at 04:06.

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    Can anyone help?

    Quote Originally Posted by TASR12 View Post
    All,

    I'm looking at upgrading my Swarovski 6x42 on my .270 and just wondering if anyone could advise me on the relative merits of the above 2 scopes as I'm abroad and can't compare in person. Basically will there be much difference in light transmission between the 50 and 56?
    I was looking for an illuminated reticle but nothing seems to be available at the moment within my price range and the above two are currently advertised.
    Thanks is advance,
    T.

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    Hi TASR12, i was in the exact same position as you of upgrading my Swarovski 6x42 and opted for the Z6 2-12X50 and honestly after giving it a real good trial i have to say that i cannot fault it and would say without doubt it is the best scope i have had.

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    Cheers Wirehair. I suppose in the ideal world I would like an illuminated reticle. Some decisions need to be made sooner or later, tricky!
    Last edited by TASR12; 08-10-2010 at 11:42.

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    Had a look at the classified?

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    Do you mean have I looked at the classifieds?
    Did you ever consider an illuminated Ret or compare the standard Swaro against the Z6?
    Last edited by TASR12; 08-10-2010 at 14:29.

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    I've looked at this one for a while in my local Z6i 2-12x50 BT SR - especially like the Ballistic Turret for everyday hunting - Zero your rifle to 150 yds, then set one colour to 200 yds, one to 250 yds, and one to 300 yds - and as long as your ranging skills are pretty well honed, you've got a dead hold within seconds, whatever the distance - easy :-)

    Ps. please note that I do not advocate shooting at animals over 150 yds if can be avoided; however, if stalking on flat fields or in the highlands, +200 yds is not uncommon, and the BT means you just have to accomodate a bit for wind, and not worry about holdover as well.

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    i have the z6 2-12x50 faultless .have you looked at the z4i 3x12x50 proberbly my next scope buy

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    Derek,

    I can't say I have. Thanks for the info though.

    Rgds.

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    I think Swarovskis are seriously overpriced. You can have Zeiss Victory illuminated 3-12x56 for around 1000-1100. If you really need Swaro go for older PV series before they are all gone and you have to pay twice the price for the same stuff renamed to Z4.

    Greg


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