Originally Posted by Denny2277
Thanks Shaggy, I think his price range is pretty high. He's saving up for this scope and will be buying it when he get's back. I'm thinking maybe keep it under 3 grand. He's just looking for some good combo's to go with his new toy.
Since he is going toward $2 to $3 k I recommend TWO tracks. Yesterday I read a post that stressed start at (my words) the bullet hole and reverse engineer HIS application back to the trigger pull. Now thats defined what is required and all that is left to do is go to a dealer that has all the scopes he has narrowed his choice to and arrange a look through them all outside as the last 30 min of shooting time passes. You can look at my post as I did this and picked the ZEISS
Re: NF, Swaro, or Zeiss scopes, WWYB?
NF, Swaro, or Zeiss scopes, WWYB?
Originally Posted by T3-OleMan
I did purchase in Dec 2010 and this is why. The only 5 ELK I saw in Oct. 2010 on my CO hunt came single file across in front of me with 10 min left on the shooting clock, on a NE slope at 9kft on a bluebird day. At 100 yds., they fed across 50 Yds into the next woods, in 5 min. First 4 I could tell were cows....time passed and # 5 eased on out and I could not make out what headgear he was wearing! Looked like at least 2.5' of vertical and that is all I could get out of my scope (CO is a No Spike state). I made a management decision on the way back to camp in the dark that I would trade the FINAL ELK hunt of my life for some glass NOW, that would not let me down in the last 5 min of shooting time on a bluebird day. My eyes are almost 70 so I ain't far from that Final hunt....lol
Did my homework in Nov. then drove 200 miles and took my T-3 338WM with a 2008_VX III LR, 4.5-14x50_30mm tube B & C on it to a store that had the Z6 and Diavari's. Got there at Sun set and for 30 min. looked through all 3 every 5 min. at a horse and fence on a hill about 150yds out. Went with the Zeiss Victory FL Diavari 4-16x50T* with Rapid Z 800 Ret.
Cost! I'm one hunt $hort now-$2,228! You get what you pay for in GLASS and coatings. It's an investment in my Grandchildren! Mileage may vary!
Denny, also pass on to your BUD that we appreciate him "standing on that wall".
GOD Bless and good luck to you both.