Swarovski Rifle scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Greg Duerr, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Greg Duerr

    Greg Duerr Well-Known Member

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    I saw a Swarovski Rifle scope for the first time. I think it was a 5.5x 18 44 and it had the Reticle that looked like the Advanced Reticle Holland offers.

    Does anyone have one?

    Does Swarovski offer a program where you give your bullet BC and velocity and it give you the range for each hold over?
     
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  3. Greg Duerr

    Greg Duerr Well-Known Member

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    How were the optics were they better than a leupold
     
  4. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    God yes. Comparing Swarovski is like racing a Ferrari and a station wagon.
     
  5. Greg Duerr

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    How about light gathering in the late evenings, when it really matters.

    Im considering buying one and tradding in my station wagon.
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you will be disappointed. I have a Z5 in 3.5-18x44 and it blows away my cheaper glass.
     
  7. 42769vette

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    At all times. If you are usto Leupold quality you will giggle like a little kid when you mess with a swaro.
     
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    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    Ditto what vette said, I'm giggling. Sold a doz leupolds for my three z5. I'm using the ballistic turret, works great. Money well spent.
     
  9. Greg Duerr

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    I really liked the Z5 with the BRH Reticle but im still thinking about putting the ART into my Leupold.l................
     
  10. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    No comparison.

    For clarity and quality the Swaro is better than my Zeiss which is better than my Leupold. The ballist ic turret with the A4 reticle is a nice system whic I prefer over the BRH reticle.
     
  11. Greg Duerr

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    How does that work if you range an animal at 427 yards or 479

    The one thing about the ART system is it tells you what reticle mark to hold on for increments of 25 yards Does the BRH system work similar?
     
  12. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it does. See my post in your other thread about ART reticles.

    I've been evaluating Z5 scopes recently and have already reached a few conclusions. I will probably post a review at some time. Here are some of my notes.

    What sets Z5 scopes apart from other high magnification ratio scopes is their outstanding optical design. The objective is a triplet (three lenses) instead of the more common doublet. The triplet gives the scope better correction of chromatic aberration so that color separation is nearly nonexistent. The triplet also reduces off-axis aberrations so that the image remains crisp and clear at the most extreme elevation/windage settings. By comparison, a doublet begins to lose resolution when the elevation/windage adjustment exceeds about 20 MOA.

    The internal surfaces of the scope have a stepped microtexture surface that is coated with an ultra-low reflectivity black material. Stray light is suppressed so well that glare is almost undetectable, creating an exceptionally high contrast image.

    The Z5 erector tube optics are derived from the truly excellent Z6 models. The high resolution, low glare and high contrast produce a bright, clear image across the field of view. The field is flatter than competing scopes in this class. The contrast and resolution are so good at high magnification that these scopes can be used as spotters in the field. Unlike many high-zoom ratio scopes, the Z5 models do not exhibit “tunneling” at low magnification. That is, the field of view continues to increase as the magnification decreases all the way to the lower limit.

    The sight picture is clean at all magnification settings, with no vignetting at any combination of magnification and elevation/windage setting. A large exit pupil diameter of about 10 mm at the lowest magnification setting enables rapid target acquisition.
     
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  13. marinetowgunner

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    It's a second focal plane reticle so you can pretty much calibrate it how you want. I also believe the reticle is spaced in .5 mil increments. So if you know your drop in mils you're golden.
     
  14. 270Weatherby

    270Weatherby Well-Known Member

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    I've only used the Z-6 but it is not even in the same sport as the Luepys. Very clear sharp images and way superior light gathering in low light