Zeiss victory or Swarovski

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Smoak352, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Smoak352

    Smoak352 Well-Known Member

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    I am in the market for a new scope. I have a Zeiss conquest and multiple VX-3 Leupolds. I looked through a pair very nice Swarovski binoculars recently and I was amazed at the clarity. I am guessing you have to get the Zeiss Victory or a swarovski to get clarity better than the conquest or VX-3??
     
  2. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    This is what I did.


    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f18/nf-swaro-zeiss-scopes-wwyb-69398/
     

  3. sportmuaythai

    sportmuaythai Well-Known Member

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    +1. BTW I'm authorized sole distributor for Zeiss microscope in my country. Hope this will not work against my reccommendation. I've Zeiss, Swaro and Leupy. Zeiss was my preference even I was sole rep for Oloympus microscope (Japanese manufactured). Both my guides in Alaska and Tanzania couldn't get their hands off my Zeiss binoc.
     
  4. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    I am going through the same dilemma right now..thinking Zeiss
     
  5. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    hard to go wrong either way, but the swarovski has better magnification range and some better features at the moment. i'd go that route
     
  6. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    One thing to remember about magnification range is that in that last second of legal shooting time you got to have a low enough # to gather the MAX amout of light for YOUR EYE to process so you can tell if it is a legal Bull or not or all the power in the world will not help you. That is what the $709 Lupe and the $350 Nikon 800 RF did not do for me. I have upgraded all that I can afford - trading my FINAL hunt $$$$ for the $799 Leica CRF 1600 (great Glass)and the $2,228 Victory FL Diavari 4-16x50T* with Rapid Z 800 Ret. .....now I'm back to 10' tall - bullet proof - and can see in the dark - :rolleyes:.
    My eye function requires me to have a scope that has 3, 4 or 5 power as a bottom number so that I can see
    clearly for the "Final Time on Target"! Now, ALL the monkeys are riding on my back!! Kill or Miss! I like it that way.
    Good Luck with your choices.
     
  7. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    good observation, thats another reason i like those magnification ranges with the swarovski, they have a 2.5-15x56, 15 on the high end you could comfortably make some very long shots. 2.5 on the low end would work for quick shots on the way to the stand or in low light.
     
  8. enigma

    enigma Well-Known Member

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    I have swarovski rifle scope wouldn't trade it for the world.But I'm going to buy a zeiss scope for my muzzle loader a victory diavari 3-12x56 T* I'll fined out which one's better then.I'm buying it this spring.One other thing one should think about is reflection when shooting at sun set or sun rise when face toward the sun. I found that out this year with my son gun and a nikon 6-24x50 monarch scope and lost out on shooting a buck to much orange and yellow reflection couldn't really see the buck though the scope then I pulled my gun up with a swarovski PH 6-24x50 scope and there was no reflection to block the shot but it was to late the buck disappeared in to the brush he was just over 580 yards away.I'm glad you posted this.
     
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  9. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Z5 5-25x52..it is great. I took it down to do a side by side with a Zeiss 4-16x50 FL..the Ziess is better. I find the Swaro to be little more yellow if that makes sense. Also set on 5 power, the Ziess was clearer and actually looked like higher in magnification. This maybe due to the FFP vs SFP but regardless..they are both awesome. A better comparison would have been the Z6. Anyway I am buying a Zeiss and S&B Summit for Christmas.
     
  10. enigma

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    Sounds like your giving your self a nice christmas gift or two.Let us know how these two scopes compare to one another.
     
  11. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    When I did my test, at dark, outside the gun store, the Z6 and the Zeiss Victory FL Diavari 4-16x50T* came up about equal at clarity and no color disparity. I might be able to hunt in the dark with both on a full moon....:rolleyes:
    It was a Ford - Chevy kind of thing with me. Wanted best German glass I could find and now I'm happy with the Diavari.
    Good Luck.
     
  12. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    My 14yr old son killed a nice doe this year with a Z3 3-10X42 on a 308 Rem. 70 at 130yrds. It was a cloudy day which the light was dimming fast. When he took the shot, even though it was still legal hours, the dear were not visable with the naked eye but very clearly seen with my Swaro. Binos and his scope. I have no doubt the Zeiss is just as good.