No budget hunting scope...

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mackgee, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. mackgee

    mackgee Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    I'm trying not to reinvent the wheel here as I know the people on here have gone through and looked at the awesome inventory of scopes available out there. I'm looking for a new hunting scope for my McWhorter .257 Weatherby that I would like to take out to 600 or so yards if need be, but generally I end up killing at normal ranges of 200-400 yards. I would like the ability to adjust for various ranges with an ASV or hunting style elevation turret. I was looking at the Schmidt and Bender Precision hunter 3-12x50, the Zeiss Diavari FL 4-16x50, or even waiting to get a new Leica ER Illuminated 3-12x50. I really want a scope that gives me the best piece of glass I can get my hands on. I'm pretty much open to people's thoughts on this subject. I'm not really into a full tactical style scope as I want to keep the weight down as much as possible. Please give me your thoughts on this subject and maybe give me some reasons why you think the way you do. Thanks in advance for the help!

  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    If your max is 600yds, take a look at a Swaro Z5 3.5-18x44 BT with the 4W reticle. It is lightweight, it is durable, you can set zero stop and then dial to 13MOA, it has windage in the reticle, it has good low and high end mag, and the glass is excellent.
  3. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2002
    Im looking for something similar to what you want. So far I've looked at the Swaro Z6 3-18 with an Outdoorsmans turret, Schmidt &Bender 4-16 Precision hunter and the Leica. I've since crossed off the Leica due to their warranty. My max range is a little farther which is I'm looking at more X's. Leupolds Vx6 line has my eye as well. I'd say if you want the best glass and least weight then go the Swaro route. Z5 or Z6.
  4. trucraft

    trucraft Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2013
    +1. Dam good hunting scope.

    Don't rule out one of the Kahles range, glass is as good as the top three big names
  5. jcvibby

    jcvibby Non-Profit Sponsor

    Mar 30, 2008
    The zest fl diavari 4-16 will be tough to beat