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Best 1" tube in the market

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Unread 12-22-2009, 02:42 PM
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Best 1" tube in the market

Well i would like to know what`s the best 1" tube rilfescope, i made a little search work and i fond this.

Zeiss conquest
swarovski z3 and z5
s&b summit
leica er
khales cl

khales is out of the market buth there`s some riflescope available on sale, swarovski z3 and z5 i don`t know if there is any optical diference.

Any comment would be apresiated you can ad more brands or models, or if own any of this comment on reliability, glass quality and image, some times i do some low ligth shooting and that`s why i open this post .
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    Unread 12-22-2009, 03:05 PM
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    I've used the Ziess conquest and it performed well in low light and tracked very well.
    It is a very well made scope with very good glass.
    In fact I'm thinking of getting one with the Rapid Z reticle to see how well it works in the field.
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    The new S&B is pretty tough----will be putting one on a rifle that has to use the 1 inch rings made for it. Problem is that S&B is pretty slow in rolling out new products---need the lower power version that will be next year sometime.
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    Of the ones you list, I have two Conquests - a 3.5-10 with Z600 reticle and a 6.5-20 with mil dot reticle, and a Swaro 3-9 with their plex reticle. All three are great scopes for the money. They seem to be comparable in terms of brightness and clarity; but I am partial to the Z600 reticle for hunting under 550 yds. All are definitely a step up over the Leu/Bush/Nikon class.
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    Unread 12-23-2009, 04:57 PM
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    The best = Schmidt & Bender fixed 6x42 w/ steel tube
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    Unread 12-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    Swarovski z3, z5 and american is there any optical diference or just diferent configuration, some time ago the american model was geting troubles holding zero

    and how this swarovski scopes compare vs conquest opticali and mecanically if the diference is not perceptible doesn`t have any sense buy swarovski .

    S&b and zeiss fixed scopes maybe they are the best optic you can find for your money if fixed magnification is not a problem for you, the just need a heavy plex reticle, german 4, post dot or someting similar.
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    Re: Best 1" tube in the market

    S&B has the A8 reticle which is very similar to a heavy duplex reticle.

    Check out all the reticles on S&B's website.
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