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Thread: What was wrong with the swarovski Z6

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    What was wrong with the swarovski Z6

    Seeking collective wisdom as to why Swarovski had to launch the 2nd generation of Z6 scopes. Are the 2nd gen ones much better??

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    Just HD glass and a new paint job on the BT rings as far as i ken mate. Nowt wrong with a Mk 1.
    Owning a gun or knife and not using it, is akin to not sleeping with your girlfriend to keep her neat and tidy for the next bloke.

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    They also slimmed down the ocular housing, which contains the electronics, and made the on/off switch more click positive.

    Natural progression.

    ​Stan

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    I think it was only the "i" that had revisions, not the non-illum versions

    Could well be wrong - seems to happen a lot!
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Thanks guys. Just seemed odd that Swarovski felt the need to amend the designs. Doesn't sound like fundamental changes though, some good deals about on Gen 1 scopes

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    The main issue with the GenI i was the illum on/off switch... It was very easy to knock it on, and then have no battery when needed. That has been amended on the GenII with both a revised switch and a clever way of knowing the angle and cutting off when over a preset threshold (ie if the clearly rifle isn't at an angle to be fired safely), but GenI owners can email Swaro customer service and request a plastic shroud that covers the on/off switch until required. I have one and it works well

    Nothing wrong with a GenI, and some folks are still clearing out stock and decent discounts - you'll not need to look much further than Macleod's of Tain
    http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/CUSTOMER%2...OCK%20LIST.pdf
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
    "You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

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    Personally I thought my mk1 was better than my mk2.. Nicer dot and nicer image.. Don't think I will buy another when the time comes... Will be either be Zeiss or s&b

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    I Farticus,
    That is a very useful tip - GenI owners can email Swaro customer service and request a plastic shroud that covers the on/off switch until required. I shall certainly be doing so. Thanks. Cheers, K

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    I'm up for that addition as well. Good info thanks. BC.

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    Also if you have one with a Ballistic Turret, this now locks on the generation 2. Evidently the generation 1 turret was easily accidently adjusted. Its also black now instead of silver... As stated earlier the illuminated models also have an automatic on / off as the rifle is placed in and out of the shooting position to save battery life.

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