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Thread: Scopr choice- Zeiss Duralyt vs Swarovski

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    Scopr choice- Zeiss Duralyt vs Swarovski

    Looking at an 8x50 scope rough spec and the 2 above seem to get great reviews.
    On price alone Id go for the Zeiss.

    Id appreciate thoughts from anyone that has actually viewed through both in poor light.

    feedback appreciated.

    Col

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    Col,

    I think you're down to personal preference. You won't tell any difference in quality of light transmission. Go for the one you feel best about, or you'll always doubt it. Do not buy a scope without looking through it/them.

    My personal preference is Swarovski as I find the coatings on Zeiss make the light too blue - but that's my personal preference - as is the size of objective lens. Whatever you choose, I doubt you'll go far wrong with either brand.
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    From the choich you have mentioned, I would go for the Swarovski, for nothing else but their customer service.

    In saying that, I looked through a Zeiss Conquest and a Swarovski at the same times, I have to say that Swarovski
    were in my humble opinion showing a sharper picture, so I bought a Schmidt and Bender!! (Old habbits die hard)

    TJ
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    It's like comparing a Rolls Royce and a Bentley. Both excellent, but down to your own choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgyrog View Post
    It's like comparing a Rolls Royce and a Bentley. Both excellent, but down to your own choice.
    Only if Bentley made city cars. Only my personal opinion but the Duralyt range is the bottom end of the Zeiss line and while reasonable value for money doesn't really compare with Swarvorski.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Thanks guys much appreciated and the Sw is my probable route....no beer for a few months!

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    You're not going to regret it trimix. I had the similar options but as I don't like selling to upgrade and therefore losing money in the process, I saved up and bought a swarovski to start with. Save up for what you really want and don't settle for second best. The beer will not go off. To look at your kit and think 'I wish I had bought x instead' would be a shame, especially when it cost you a lot as it was!

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    Why when you can afford a swaro would you go for the "budget" zeiss??
    why not consider the high end zeiss also??
    just a thought.

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    swaro for cust service and also resale/residuAL value

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.yorkshireroestalking. View Post
    Why when you can afford a swaro would you go for the "budget" zeiss??
    why not consider the high end zeiss also??
    just a thought.
    my thougts exactly, seem to be comparing a BMW 1series with an Audi A6

    p.s. i have the Duralyt and think it`s a cracking scope
    Last edited by stig; 08-04-2012 at 13:40.

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