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Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:53 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

Think about the new 4W reticle for the Z5 that allows for windage adjustments. My hunting partner has the same Z5 that you're looking at, but the new reticle sure would have been nice. I would not be surprised if he upgrades in a couple of years.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:44 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

I have looked at the 4W reticle and I think it is a great choice for anyone with the BT. However, it appears that the width of the lines is still the same as the 4 and that is a bit small for me. I have been asking Swarovski for more information on it, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. They sent me their normal information but did not include the 4W, or the BRH.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

I like the glass in the Z5 and the BT is very reliable but one revolution, 13.25moa
max on a scope like this is a drawback. Don't get me wrong, 13moa(725yrds) is more than what I need on my backpack rig, but for my play rig the scope is limited. What's the scope going on?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

300 rum
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:23 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

That's got some legs! If you plan to shoot long I would consider a better turret setup! NF?
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:42 PM
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Re: Looking for Swarovski Z5 3-18 bt feedback

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That's got some legs! If you plan to shoot long I would consider a better turret setup! NF?
He is right. It does have some legs and you will not be able to take advantage of that with the Swarovski BT. I just ran the program and you would need to zero at 600 yards (not unusual for very long shooting) but that would still just get you to 950 yards with the RUM. You are only off 10 inches from muzzle to 600 yards but that is just because it is such a flat shooter. If you want to go both short and long you need more that a single turn on this scope. I use mine of a 16" barrel FN-SCAR-17s and don't expect to shoot more than 700 yards. On my longer range guns I use other scopes. However, the Swarovski is a great scope. However, if you want to shoot long you might not want to get the BT so you can dial. You can make your own cards with no BT and a full revolution putting you close to where you want to be and then dial from there.
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