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

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:13 AM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

That is tempting. I am looking for something in the 20x range or higher.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:41 AM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

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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!!

I am also looking at the Z6 3-18X50 or the 2.5-15X56 but the BRH worries me because I'm afraid that I would not be able to see the recticles in low light conditions as they look to be very fine. I think 7A or #4 recticle would be better. What is your experiance with it?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:32 AM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

I have been in the stand well after LST. You can see them, just not as good as I would like. I have recently purchased the vortex PST and can see just fine now. Thats why I have no need for this one.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:32 AM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

There is a significant difference between the Z5 glass and the Z6 glass. The Z6 is the equivalent of the HD version. The Z3 and Z5 have the same glass. The z6 has a much higher quality glass and you can tell that by looking through them. I have both a z5 and a Z6 and it is easygoing see the difference.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

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There is a significant difference between the Z5 glass and the Z6 glass. The Z6 is the equivalent of the HD version. The Z3 and Z5 have the same glass. The z6 has a much higher quality glass and you can tell that by looking through them. I have both a z5 and a Z6 and it is easygoing see the difference.

Had you talked to swaro about this?

Swaro told me that they were the same glass.

I believe the z6 can be/is brighter though as it has a 30mm tube.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:05 PM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

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Had you talked to swaro about this?

Swaro told me that they were the same glass.

I believe the z6 can be/is brighter though as it has a 30mm tube.
Yes, I have spoken directly to Swarovski about this. They use FL glass in the Z6.

Also, the tube diameter has nothing to do with the brightness. The tube diameter is what determines the amount of motion of the erector. The objective lens is what determines how much light gets into the scope. The use of better glass and coatings is what improves transmission. The diameter of the tube does not.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Swarovski Z5 5-25x52 or Z6 3-18x50?

If it is any help, the 257 is not real long range rifle, or are yougoing for smaller than coyote varmit?.A 20 x would, or close suffice.I had at one time Ziess 10x40, el 10x40 , and el 10x32 and I would mount my 10x40 el on tripod mount and my eye 10 years ago could hardley tell a difference in all 3.
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