Ziess V6/lightweight build

Jordanv1

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Building a new lightweight rifle with a titanium action proof lite barrel McMillan hunter edge fill and I am trying to find the right scope for the setup. I want the scope to be lighter but have max magnification from 16-18. I’ve been looking at the V6 3-18x50 coming in at 22oz. Anyone have any opinions on this scope or a scope comparable in performance/weight/price. I’m a big nightforce proponent but they’re just a little heavy for my liking on this build.
 

Jordanv1

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They’ve always had great glass but these new V4 and V6 are a big improvement for shooting distance it looks like. Thanks for your input mudrunner
 

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They’ve always had great glass but these new V4 and V6 are a big improvement for shooting distance it looks like. Thanks for your input mudrunner
Definitely a huge improvement over previous models... The better turrets, the 30+mm tubes, better elevation travel, better reticle options, etc... They definitely stepped up their game. I've been wanting to try a V4 6-24x50 or a V6 5-30x50 with the ZBR #91 reticle. Got a brand new set of Seekins rings sitting on my bench just waiting for something new. :D
 
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If you can handle the ballistic turret check out the Swarovski Z5 3.5-18. I have a zeissv4 4-16 and like it so the Zeiss should also be a good option with a real turret.
 

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Definitely a huge improvement over previous models... The better turrets, the 30+mm tubes, better elevation travel, better reticle options, etc... They definitely stepped up their game. I've been wanting to try a V4 6-24x50 or a V6 5-30x50 with the ZBR #91 reticle. Got a brand new set of Seekins rings sitting on my bench just waiting for something new. :D

Agreed! I have a few older Ziess and love them but they couldn’t hold a candle for shooting 500+ with a lot of other brands. Looks like a V6 will be in my future soon. The build will be a 7 rem mag throated for 180s with a 1:8.24 twist so looking to get a lot of elevation adjustment versus a ballistic turret.
 

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Same here. I have some older Conquests (3-12x56 30mm FFP, and a 6.5-20x50 target turrets), and used to sell high-end brands at the gun store when I worked there. Zeiss has always been underrated here in the US.
 

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Definitely look at redhawk rifle if you are interested in the v6, they have some nice discounts going on
 

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Definitely look at redhawk rifle if you are interested in the v6, they have some nice discounts going on
Saw that as I ordered my stock from them but they don’t have the reticle I want unfortunately. Only have the plex. Will probably try to pick one up on this site.
 

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Take a look at March. Great glass, simple but useful reticles. Avail F1 or F2. Huge mag range (2.5 - 25X), illuminated and around 24 oz if memory serves correctly. I find their turrets (feel, accuracy, return to zero) to be excellent. Relatively short package as well. Only cons that I find is the parallex is rather sensitive, and these are not budget friendly scopes. Quality is at least as good as my NXS, which is my only direct comparison.
 

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Check out ALTUS Rifles, previously called CORE SOLUTIONS. I bought this from them. I would suggest my barreld action and Trigger, put in the lighter Carbon stock. Mine is a Manners EH-1 but has the KMW adj cheek piece (adds weight). The rifle was just built, I went for it even though it was a bit heavier with the KM W. I didnt have to wait 8-11 months.

Lone Peak Titanium action, Proof Research 20" 6.5 Creedmoor, waiting on my suppressor.

I use Swarovski and the Nightforce SHV because of weight (light) This being said, I LOVE the new Zeiss V4 and V6. You cant go wrong !!!!!

 

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As Brent M stated. You might consider the Leupold VX6 3-18X 44mm w illuminated reticle. It has 30mm tube, zero stop turrets, high quality glass, lifetime warranty AND less than 20 oz. Very happy with mine

Leupold vx 6 3-18x50 is 21 ounces. Worth the consideration IMHO. I have 1 on a new build I just finished. So far I am very happy with the scope.
 
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