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    Lightweight longrange scope options?

    Looking for a lightweight scope for my Sako Carbonlight in 7mm Rem Mag for shooting out to 1000yds. Still looks like either a March 2.5-25x40 / 50 or the Leupold Vx5/6 3-18x44 are really the only contenders that are light, reasonable glass with exposed turret adjustments. Anything else worse considering?

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    VX5/6 or Z5 be my choices, have all three and all capable and proven lightweight hunting scopes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    VX5/6 or Z5 be my choices, have all three and all capable and proven lightweight hunting scopes
    Z5 has limited elevation if you want to run a zero stop.

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    Yeah Z5 will only get you to around 800max, but they are light. All the other decent proper made Euro stuff weighs a ton, the new Z8's are beautiful but fark are they heavy
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    Is the VX6 much of an improvement over the VX5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJP View Post
    Is the VX6 much of an improvement over the VX5?
    Mag range is only difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJP View Post
    Is the VX6 much of an improvement over the VX5?
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    In my opinion for a hunting scope that you are going to dial with anyhow, duplex, windplex, and B&C is about as busy as you want your reticle to be, TMOA would possibly be an option if you were really against dialling but other than that it's just a whole heap of clutter for no real gain
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    I don't know the weight but I have a Zeiss HD5 5x25 for sale or swap. been out to 1000 with Remmag and 260 with it easy. Zero stop limits to about 800 also if you fit it.

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    Don’t get the 40mm obj March, it’s rubbish compared to the 52mm obj version.

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    Maybe the Tangent Theta 3-15x50 (TT315M) - not as light as the March or VX5/6. And expensive now. Still pissed off with myself for selling the one I had...

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    Swaro z5

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    Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3x42.
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    is your primary use hunting or gongs ?
    If hunting, then I'd be considering the best glass possible for low light, even if its a wee bit heavier. Murphie's law says you'll bump into that ripper stag at <200yrds range right on dark !! For that reason a firedot reticle would be my pick in the VX6/5 range.
    1000 yds is a very looooong way & how often are the conditions going to allow you to make that shot ?
    Realistically 500 - 800 yards more likely, then a 12x mag is a good option - if you want min weight then the VX6 2-12x42 is one to look at. A bit heavier and hard to find the older Zeiss DL 3-12x50 with dial up turret (mils). A bit heavier at around 1.2 lbs but Euro quality glass. Or the Swaro Z3 4-12x50 BT if you want light weight and euro glass, downside is 4x which is a limiting in the bush.

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    Check out the v4 and v6 zeiss. Around 650 grams with plenty of elevation. Will be availabe here soon. The V6 in 3-18 has 103 moa elevation, fluoride glass and a few reticles it will be a little bit more than a vx6 $ wise but twice the scope. I have a contact through zeiss if you want some pricing and availability.
    Vortex has a few options aswell
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