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    useful magnification 30 v 15 Stalking / vermin

    Hi
    I am considering a Swarovski Z6(i) 6-30x50 BT for my recently purchased .270 but i have been advised at the higher magnification it is difficult to adjust the paralex ?
    Now considering a Z6(i) 2.5-15x56 BT
    I have a Z6(i) 3-18x50 on my .243 and I have no problems with this scope.
    My daughter is now coming stalking with me I need both rifles.
    I could buy another Z6(i) 3-18x50 wanted to try something better / different

    can anyone advise me ?? as I am relatively new to stalking with high power high $$ scopes but can hold my own .22 target rifle.
    I do not want to outlay Megga $$$ and find out too late ! your advice / expertise is appreciated

    Thanks in advance Angus

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    I think a lot depends on what you need and what distance your shooting at. I have the Swarovski 2.5-15 x 56 BT and think its enough for me, woodland stalking and foxes out to 300yds easy. For deer I would spot with binoculars (8 x mag) then stalk in if needed, once the quarry (deer) is sighted I can use the higher mag on the scope to confirm its one I want to shoot, before settling back to usually between 4-6 mag. A fox needs no further conformation once spotted. You say you have the 3-18 x 50 and it's good so why not get another. I will be getting another when I can afford
    Wingy

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    The x18 is the best compromise, and even then, I can't use anything more than x12 under field conditions. The x18 is great off a bench or bonnet.

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    I have been in touch with a fellow shooter from my area and he has both 2.5-15x56 and the 5-30x50 likes them both.
    The only problem, if it is a problem, is that when he uses the 30 magnification (which he has assured me there is No problem adjusting the Paralex)e
    He is tempted to take on shots from a lonnng distance as the picture is so Clear.
    I have been invited to try both nothing like sucking it to see !!!!

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    I started off with Z6 5 - 30 x 50, great scope but too much magnification for me so ended up with Z6 BT 3 - 18 x 50 on my .243 & Z6 BT 2.5 - 15 x 56 on the .308. They're both excellent scopes & are fine from anything woodland up to 300m which is around the maximum range I go for. Also used the Z6i but rarely used the illuminate function.

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    U dont have to use all your magnification.have it set on what mag suits each circumstances.its always nice to have if only to use as a spotting scope.turn mag down as light fades.i would never have a fixed mag again even though i like them.

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    Which reticule should i have fitted to my Z6(i) 5-30x50 BT scope the 4A-I or the 4W for open hill stalking and Vermin Rifle .270 Tika 695.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmon_fisher View Post
    Which reticule should i have fitted to my Z6(i) 5-30x50 BT scope the 4A-I or the 4W for open hill stalking and Vermin Rifle .270 Tika 695.Click image for larger version. 

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    Does this scope come in a choice of reticle focal plane? This would influence my reply.
    K

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    Hi K
    I think you are asking if it is the 1st or the second focal plane. 1st being the reticule changes with magnification 2nd means it does not.
    Good question I assumed it was second same as my Z6(I) 3-18X50 but i will find out

    thanks in advance |Angus

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