Choice between Swarovski X5 and Z6

Toydy

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I am after a scope for my 28 Nosler and have narrowed it down to the 3-18 Swarovski Z6 and X5.
Does anybody have experience with these 2 side by side.
 

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I have both. The Z6 is a 2-15 x 44 with BT, the X5 is 5-25x 56. Both non illuminated. The clarity in both is equal. If you are gonna shoot way out there I would go with the X5. The deal camera land is running right now is the way to go. 1800 for a demo.
 

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Thanks for the replys.
My 28 Nosler should get out to around 750 yards with a 200 yard zero and keep within the elevation limitations of the Z6. So would the X5 be worth the extra $900?
 
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Thanks for the replys.
My 28 Nosler should get out to around 750 yards with a 200 yard zero and keep within the elevation limitations of the Z6. So would the X5 be worth the extra $900?
At 750 or less the 6 will be fine. 1000 or more and the 25 power is the way to go.
 

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If your gonna buy a X5 look for a “demo” or used model. I paid 1800 for a x5 5-25 x 56 4a reticle from Europtic. Looked brand new in box with all paperwork.
 

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I am after a scope for my 28 Nosler and have narrowed it down to the 3-18 Swarovski Z6 and X5.
Does anybody have experience with these 2 side by side.
Does having a larger scope up top (x5 is 50-56mm vs z6 may be had at 44mm) bother you?

For me, at that distance as well as for any hunting, the balance of a smaller scope would far outweigh the perceived increase in brightness from the larger objective.

Now, a 2.5-15x38 or x40mm X5 with a 4WX-i+ would be really sweet. Too bad that doesn't exist.
 

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Does having a larger scope up top (x5 is 50-56mm vs z6 may be had at 44mm) bother you?

For me, at that distance as well as for any hunting, the balance of a smaller scope would far outweigh the perceived increase in brightness from the larger objective.

Now, a 2.5-15x38 or x40mm X5 with a 4WX-i+ would be really sweet. Too bad that doesn't exist.
It is not the larger objective that makes the X5 far superior. It is the turrets.
 
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Right. But unless those come in a smaller form factor then their awesomeness is slightly less than could be.
 

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Right. But unless those come in a smaller form factor then their awesomeness is slightly less than could be.
I could not disagree any more. I would NEVER run the crappy turrets on the Zs and I would never go under 50mm for a LONG RANGE(really any) hunting scope. The Zs are ok for short range when not dialing but even at that a larger objective does allow more light which is one more plus. If you gave me a Z and said I had to use it or not take it I would tell you to keep it.
 

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X5 hands down. The Z6 can’t dope out far enough for that caliber. I owned both and I’m now all NF ATACR. The Sworos have amazing glass but just didn’t have the ability I personally needed when I started getting past 700 yards.
 

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