Thanks. Will be on a stalking rifle, but recently been doing some targets so thought it might be nice to have the option of higher mag. But not over keen on the idea of ballistic turrets.Hi magnification generally goes with longer range shooting and with longer range shooting ballistic turrets help with preset ranges. All that said it depends on how far you want to shoot and is it purely for stalking or at the other end of the scale do you want to ring steel gongs ay 800-1000 yards. For most stalking in the U.K. 10-12 power many would see as maximum required, however if you want to shoot foxes out to 400 yds then you will want to go higher. I have a Z8 2.3-18 on a 270 I rarely ever wind it up to 18
Hi Pickles.the world of ballistic turrets etc?
This sounds like the perfect set up for what I'm hoping... now the big question how much would you be looking at for a Non BT Z6?I am a self confessed mag whore.
I like having the extra to be able to wind it up and be in no doubt about the quality of an animal before I potentially waste time stalking into it to realise it’s too good to take at that time etc.
I’ve got a 5-25x56 PM2 obviously with turrets.
A Leupold Mk4 8-24x50 again with turrets.
And a Swarovski Z6 5-30 with the BT but it’s also available without.
So I suppose if you want capped turrets or limited dialing something like that Z6 could work for you? Or maybe with the 4A-300 reticle which is a simple ballistic drop ret. nice and clean and maybe ideal for you?
I reckon approximately £1000 to maybe £1100 for a used non illuminated none BT version maybe.This sounds like the perfect set up for what I'm hoping... now the big question how much would you be looking at for a Non BT Z6?
Think I will look out for a z6 and go from there .Or if money is no object Pickles, Swarovski make a Z8 2.8-28 I think it is, and that has the option to add or take away ballistic turrets depending on your desired use.
Have a look at the March compact range of scopes. They do a 2.5-25x52 in SFP or a 3-24x52 in FFP with a variety of illumination modles or non illuminated. They have a crap ton of reticle choices from basic to OTT. While they come with open turrets, they are very low profile but are bullet proof and do not budge unless you want them to.My ideal scenario would be..
Highest magnification possible
Non ballistic turrets.
Any thoughts on what might fit the bill..