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    Light weight and reliable dialing scope....

    Firstly is there such a thing as the title suggests. Also are the lighter weight scopes hardy enough for a good thrashing in kiwi conditions or will the first fall be the end of most of them? I'm currently using a VX 7 Leupold 3.5 - 14 x 50mm on a 7 SAUM and the scope alone weigh near enough to 1.5lb. On the plus side the glass is top notch. Can you get a scope round the 1lb mark that makes the cut?

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    Swaro Z5. but you knew that already.

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    Light weight and reliable dialing scope....

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Swaro Z5. but you knew that already.
    If you want the drama that goes with the z5
    You will struggle two replace the glass on the vx7 the Vx 6 is lighter and seems very reliable.

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    A 50mm Leupold vx-3 is reasonably hard to beat for a hunting scope in my opinion. I have the schmidts and march etc but the loopy gets the most use in the hills. If swarovski could put a similar style turret to the CDS on the Z3 range it would be nice....

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    VX3 4.5-14x40 cds........tough repeatable versatile best hunting scope to shoot from 30 yds to 500 yds on my 6.5.it will do everything you need

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    Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42.....?

    I can't seem to fault mine at all and the 'rainguard' feature is a bonus.

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    Some good suggestions above will do the trick does comes down to budget as well from vx3's to March's are a reasonable price gap

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    Yes i know if I had a khales mill 6 or a S&B p2 I wouldn't be dragging it thru kiwi bush .you can with a loopy and still have quality glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Swaro Z5. but you knew that already.
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    I just brought a 4.5-14 vx3 for my ultralite build. 25mm version is 390gms iirc
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    Just got it but the mk4 4-14x 40 at 16oz is a hell of a lot lighter thAn the other scopes I've had.
    So far very impressed.

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    James James James...while I have to agree your Swarovski Z5 is light and very clear I reckon you should have bought 2. One for spare parts when the other flies to bits!! On the plus side those funny bits of coloured plastic should be easy to spot in the tussock when they fly off!

    Freezer is the Mk 4 you've got the "target" version with caps on the windage and elevation dials??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginga View Post
    James James James...while I have to agree your Swarovski Z5 is light and very clear I reckon you should have bought 2. One for spare parts when the other flies to bits!! On the plus side those funny bits of coloured plastic should be easy to spot in the tussock when they fly off!
    Graham Donand Greg Ginga.......... you need to buy a couple as you're a rough fucker. My Swaro is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Yes i know if I had a khales mill 6 or a S&B p2 I wouldn't be dragging it thru kiwi bush .you can with a loopy and still have quality glass
    I drag my kahles all over the place - including through NZ bush. They are built to military standards of reliability so should be fine. And mine have been so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillie View Post
    I drag my kahles all over the place - including through NZ bush. They are built to military standards of reliability so should be fine. And mine have been so far.
    Ill take it back then

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