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Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

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Unread 01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
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Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

Please help me choose a scope. This is going on my factory Mark V 257wby.

The Z5 5-25x50 is only $1600 and goes to 25x magnification. However, I don't want to regret not getting the better scope. Does the Z6 have better glass? I don't know if I will ever use anything over 18x so the Z6 may be better. The Z6 is about $2250.

How can I choose?
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    Unread 01-06-2012, 03:06 PM
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    Same glass in all of the swaro scopes.
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    Unread 01-06-2012, 04:30 PM
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    Are you joking? Why would anyone buy the Z6?
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    Nope, Not joking, I verified this with swaro themselves.

    Only differences that i can see are the 1" tube vs 30mm which may equate to a slightly clearer picture and the wider power range (6x vs 5x)

    Personally id go with the z5 if i were you. Only slightly less power range and MAYBE slightly less picture quality but a lighter scope.
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    Unread 01-07-2012, 12:21 PM
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    It sounds like Z5 is the choice I will go with. Anyone else have these scopes?
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    Unread 01-07-2012, 12:30 PM
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    Notice that field of view is much better in Z6 series, specifically when that is lower magnification.
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    Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

    I have a z6 2.5-15x56 with BRH reticle I will let go for 1950.00 shipped..only been on the gun about 4 months. It has all the paper work and everything that came with it. Looks brand new!!
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