Best hunting LR hunting scope under $3k

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  1. Ryan_Songhurst

    Ryan_Songhurst Well-Known Member

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    Putting the wheels in motion towards a new build and it's gonna need some glass. So what are the opinions out there for a good hunting (0-800, further on steel) scope 15x plus mag at the top end, dialable, light weight, under $3k ???
    I have narrowed it down to 3-18x44 VX6, or Z5 3-18x44 bt, I wouldn't mind trying the swaro as already have a VX6 (bloody brilliant) but the BT puts me off a bit as it limits range and has to be calibrated for certain conditions, a straight MOA or MIL dial suits me better.
    Any suggestions I may be missing out on?
     
  2. Twosixty

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    Zeiss conquest v6 3-18x50 with Moa reticle. Not quite sure if they've made it to nz yet.
     
  3. Double Shot

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    I've recently got a Vortex Razor HD 5-20x50, beautiful to look through, just waiting for rail to be fitted and I'll be away. Can't comment on the ones listed.
     
  4. MSL

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    The swaro is nice but a bit limited on elevation unless you use the top of the vertical post which gives you another 10moa
     
  5. Mathias

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    I've got the Z5 BT, nice scope. Limited to 1 rotation, you can take out the zero stop for more rotation but you need to be mindful of finding zero again. I'd opt for the VX6-HD with TMOA reticle when it gets here. They are about USD1700, so that would be $3k here surely?
     
  6. 199p

    199p Well-Known Member

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    You can get after market moa for the z5 but you have limited clicks think its 11.5moa total.
    Sightron S3 is only a little heavier
     
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    Vx6 hd have had a few swaros and prefer the leupold especially with the new hd coatings and 50mm objective, the 4-24x52 would be worth a look too? Only 600 odd grams I think?
     
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    If you're at Duncan's you can have a burn on on something of mine with a Z5 on. I got rid of the coloured rings and dropped a MOA ring on it. Available through NZ Ammo. I use a 200 zero on the 7RM, gets me out to 800 (?)on the drop chart.

    Clicks are a bit mushy, but repeatable.

    B
     
  9. MSL

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    I have the z5 with a pbc on it, and can dial to 780yards with 200 yard zero, more than enough for my hunting rifle.
     
  10. Maca49

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    Just trying to make up my mind on a Night force Bench rest scope, 8-32X56. Its well priced. any negatives? I'm just LR on rabbits with a 204
     
  11. TianBotha

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    You had a look at the bushnell elite tactical G2dmr 3.5-21x50 FFP?


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    Z5 3x18 I just got a MOA cap for mine and it gets me to 750M or you can remove the zero stop and gain more elevation.

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  13. gonetropo

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    any views on minox ??
     
  14. Twosixty

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    I've had two, za5 and a zx5

    Za5 had schott glass, nice to look through but very mushy turrets. Returned it and was given a zx5. Glass didn't seem anywhere as good, however turrets were better.

    Sold it and went zeiss hd5. Very happy, and wouldn't go minox again.
     
  15. hotsoup

    hotsoup vin, maate.

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    I also have a Z5 and considering a PBC, which one did you go with? I think there are a few options outside of original... I'm pretty clueless with the PBC stuff! [MENTION=3854]MSL[/MENTION] - I have no idea how to work the BT :(
     
  16. MSL

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    You send swaro your verified drops at multiple distances and they calibrate the markings on the turret to suit. The turret has 25yard increments to suit your load at known conditions out to the max range you can get on a single turn.
     
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    Whats best price for a Z5 Swaro?
     
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  19. Ryan_Songhurst

    Ryan_Songhurst Well-Known Member

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    Best I could find was Hunting and Fleecing (which surprised me..) at $2599
     
  20. Ryan_Songhurst

    Ryan_Songhurst Well-Known Member

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    Never had a look through a sightron, they look "big" but haven't seen one up close. What's the glass like?
     

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