Originally Posted by Sully2
Go with the Z3. You may well need the 50mm objective over there for some early morning / late evening shooting. You need 18 magnification like you need a thorn in your foot! Its not magnification you need...it clarity and resolution....and with Swarovski you have it. What guide / white hunter you think is going to let you take a shot ...other than at a baboon...at 500-600 yards?
Spend the difference on ammo partner.
Good luck on the hunt
I agree, I'll be practicing a lot, and don't anticipate using 18X in the field. On the contrary - I WILL use the 18x on the bench, and MIGHT want 14X in the field. I have looked thru the Z3, it's amazing. Much clearer then any other glass I own. I just think for a gun (300 WSM w 180 gr TSX) that has the capability to deliver out to 600+ yards, I should have the glass to do it.
Do you think the Z3 would be noticeably brighter in low light situations? If it doesn't sell soon, it may find a home on my deer rifle.